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What’s the difference between the Acer Predator GM7000 and Samsung 980 Pro?

The Predator GM7000 is one of Acer’s first solid state drives. You can check out this comparison guide to see how it compares to the Samsung 980 Pro.

Quick Summary

The Acer Predator GM7000 is faster than the Samsung 980 Pro at maximum sequential reading.

On the other hand, the 980 Pro is faster at maximum random reading.

When it comes maximum sequential writing, the Samsung 980 Pro is faster at the 500 GB/512 GB capacity while the Predator GM7000 is faster at the 1 TB and 2 TB capacities.

For maximum random writing, the 980 Pro is faster at the 500 GB/512 GB and 2 TB capacities. The 1 TB versions of both storage drives have the same top random write speeds.

As for endurance, the 2 TB Acer Predator GM7000 is expected to last longer than the Samsung 980 Pro. The endurance rating is the same for both SSDs at the 500 GB/512 GB and 2 TB capacities.

The Predator GM7000 does have a longer reliability rating than the 980 Pro, however.

Predator GM7000 vs. 980 Pro Comparison Chart

You can take a look at Seeking Tech’s comparison table for the GM7000 and 980 Pro below.

 Acer Predator GM7000 Solid State DriveSamsung 980 Pro Solid State Drive
Capacity Options512 GB

1 TB

2 TB
250 GB

500 GB

1 TB

2 TB
Form FactorM.2 2280M.2 2280
InterfacePCIe Gen4 x4PCIe Gen4 x4
Heat SinkIncludedNot included
Maximum Sequential Read Speed512 GB Acer Predator GM7000: Up to 7400 MB per second

1 TB Acer Predator GM7000: Up to 7400 MB per second

2 TB Acer Predator GM7000: Up to 7400 MB per second
250 GB Samsung 980 Pro: Up to 6400 MB per second

500 GB Samsung 980 Pro: Up to 6900 MB per second

1 TB 980 Samsung Pro: Up to 7000 MB per second

2 TB 980 Samsung Pro: Up to 7000 MB per second
Maximum Sequential Write Speed512 GB Acer Predator GM7000: Up to 3400 MB per second

1 TB Acer Predator GM7000: Up to 6400 MB per second

2 TB Acer Predator GM7000: Up to 6700 MB per second
250 GB Samsung 980 Pro: Up to 2700 MB per second

500 GB Samsung 980 Pro: Up to 5000 MB per second

1 TB Samsung 980 Pro: Up to 5000 MB per second

2 TB Samsung 980 Pro: Up to 5100 MB per second
Maximum Random Read Speed512 GB Acer Predator GM7000: Up to 200K IOPS

1 TB Acer Predator GM7000: Up to 400K IOPS

2 TB Acer Predator GM7000: Up to 700K IOPS
250 GB Samsung 980 Pro: Up to 500K IOPS

500 GB Samsung 980 Pro: Up to 800K IOPS

1 TB 980 Samsung Pro: Up to 1000K IOPS

2 TB 980 Samsung Pro: Up to 1000K IOPS
Maximum Random Write Speed512 GB Acer Predator GM7000: Up to 700K IOPS

1 TB Acer Predator GM7000: Up to 1000K IOPS

2 TB Acer Predator GM7000: Up to 700K IOPS
250 GB Samsung 980 Pro: Up to 600K IOPS

500 GB Samsung 980 Pro: Up to 1000K IOPS

1 TB Samsung 980 Pro: Up to 1000K IOPS

2 TB Samsung 980 Pro: Up to 1000K IOPS
Endurance512 GB Acer Predator GM7000: 300 TBW

1 TB Acer Predator GM7000: 600 TBW

2 TB Acer Predator GM7000: 1300 TBW
250 GB Samsung 980 Pro: 150 TBW

500 GB Samsung 980 Pro: 300 TBW

1 TB Samsung 980 Pro: 600 TBW

2 TB Samsung 980 Pro: 1200 TBW
Reliability (MTBF)2,000,000 hours1,500,000 hours
Operating Temperature0 °C to 70 °C (or 32 °F to 158 °F)0 °C to 70 °C (or 32 °F to 158 °F)
Non-Operating Temperature-40 °C to 85 °C (or -40 °F to 185 °F)-40 °C to 85 °C (or -40 °F to 185 °F)
Warranty5 years5 years
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Capacity Options

You can check out the available capacities for both the Predator GM3500 and 980 Pro below:

Acer Predator GM3500:

  • 512 GB
  • 1 TB
  • 2 TB

Samsung 980 Pro:

  • 250 GB
  • 500 GB
  • 1 TB
  • 2 TB

Form Factor

When it comes to the form factor, the GM7000 and 980 Pro both utilize M.2 2280.

Interface

As for the interface, these Acer and Samsung SSDs use PCIe Gen4 x4.

Heat Sink

The GM7000 comes with an optional heatsink while the 980 Pro doesn’t.

Maximum Sequential Read Speed

When you compare the same or similar capacities, the 512 GB Acer Predator GM7000 is 500 MB per second faster, or 7.25% faster, than the 500 GB Samsung 980 Pro at maximum sequential reading.

The 1 TB and 2 TB versions of the Predator GM7000 are also 400 MB per second faster, or 5.71% faster, than the TB and 2 TB versions of the 980 Pro.

You can check out the maximum sequential read speed specifications below:

  • 512 GB Acer Predator GM7000: Up to 7400 MB per second
  • 1 TB Acer Predator GM7000: Up to 7400 MB per second
  • 2 TB Acer Predator GM7000: Up to 7400 MB per second
  • 250 GB Samsung 980 Pro: Up to 6400 MB per second
  • 500 GB Samsung 980 Pro: Up to 6900 MB per second
  • 1 TB 980 Samsung Pro: Up to 7000 MB per second
  • 2 TB 980 Samsung Pro: Up to 7000 MB per second

Maximum Sequential Write Speed

As for maximum sequential writing, the 500 GB Samsung 980 Pro is 1600 MB per second faster, or 47.06% faster, than the 512 GB Acer Predator GM7000.

On the other hand, the 1 TB Acer Predator GM7000 is 1400 MB per second faster, or 28% faster, than the 1 TB Samsung 980 Pro.

The 2 TB Samsung 980 Pro is also 1600 MB per second faster, or 31.37% faster, than the 2 TB Acer Predator GM7000.

You can take a look at the maximum sequential write speed specs below:

  • 512 GB Acer Predator GM7000: Up to 3400 MB per second
  • 1 TB Acer Predator GM7000: Up to 6400 MB per second
  • 2 TB Acer Predator GM7000: Up to 6700 MB per second
  • 250 GB Samsung 980 Pro: Up to 2700 MB per second
  • 500 GB Samsung 980 Pro: Up to 5000 MB per second
  • 1 TB Samsung 980 Pro: Up to 5000 MB per second
  • 2 TB Samsung 980 Pro: Up to 5100 MB per second

Maximum Random Read Speed

In regards to maximum random reading, the 500 GB Samsung 980 Pro is 600K IOPS faster, or 300% faster, than the 512 GB Acer Predator GM7000.

The 1 TB 980 Samsung Pro is also 600K IOPS faster, or 150% faster, than the 1 TB Acer Predator GM7000.

Finally, the 2 TB 980 Samsung Pro is 300K IOPS faster, or 42.86% faster, than the 2 TB Acer Predator GM7000.

You can find the maximum random read speeds below:

  • 512 GB Acer Predator GM7000: Up to 200K IOPS
  • 1 TB Acer Predator GM7000: Up to 400K IOPS
  • 2 TB Acer Predator GM7000: Up to 700K IOPS
  • 250 GB Samsung 980 Pro: Up to 500K IOPS
  • 500 GB Samsung 980 Pro: Up to 800K IOPS
  • 1 TB 980 Samsung Pro: Up to 1000K IOPS
  • 2 TB 980 Samsung Pro: Up to 1000K IOPS

Maximum Random Write Speed

When it comes to maximum random writing, the 500 GB and 2 TB capacities of the Samsung 980 Pro are 300K IOPS faster, or 42.86% faster, than the 512 GB and 2 TB capacities Acer Predator GM7000.

The 1 TB capacity for both of these solid state drives have the same top speeds in this category.

You can find the maximum random write speed specifications below:

  • 512 GB Acer Predator GM7000: Up to 700K IOPS
  • 1 TB Acer Predator GM7000: Up to 1000K IOPS
  • 2 TB Acer Predator GM7000: Up to 700K IOPS
  • 250 GB Samsung 980 Pro: Up to 600K IOPS
  • 500 GB Samsung 980 Pro: Up to 1000K IOPS
  • 1 TB Samsung 980 Pro: Up to 1000K IOPS
  • 2 TB Samsung 980 Pro: Up to 1000K IOPS

Endurance

When you compare the same or similar capacity options, the 2 TB Acer Predator GM7000 has a better endurance rating than the 2 TB Samsung 980 Pro.

Otherwise, the two SSDs have the same Terabytes Written.

You can check out the TBW specs below:

  • 512 GB Acer Predator GM7000: 300 TBW
  • 1 TB Acer Predator GM7000: 600 TBW
  • 2 TB Acer Predator GM7000: 1300 TBW
  • 250 GB Samsung 980 Pro: 150 TBW
  • 500 GB Samsung 980 Pro: 300 TBW
  • 1 TB Samsung 980 Pro: 600 TBW
  • 2 TB Samsung 980 Pro: 1200 TBW

Reliability (MTBF)

The Acer Predator GM7000 has a 500,000 hours longer Mean Time Between Failures rating than the 980 Pro.

You can check out the reliability specs below:

  • Acer Predator GM7000: 2,000,000 hours
  • Samsung 980 Pro: 1,500,000 hours

Operating Temperature

The GM7000 and 980 Pro have the same operating temperature range of 0 °C to 70 °C (or 32 °F to 158 °F).

Non-Operating Temperature

These Acer and Samsung SSDs also have the same non-operating temperature range of -40 °C to 85 °C (or -40 °F to 185 °F).

Warranty

The Acer Predator GM7000 Solid State Drive and Samsung 980 Pro Solid State Drive each comes with a 5-year warranty.

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