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Team Group MP34 Phison E12-Powered NVMe SSD Review

By: Chris Ramseyer | SSDs in Storage | Posted: Jun 11, 2019 3:00 pm
TweakTown Rating: 93%Manufacturer: Phison

1TB Class Performance Testing

 

Sequential Read Performance

 

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The Team Group MP34 shows the same issue with our testing as every other Phison E12-based drive. The queue depth 2 and 4 results are low but it's actually not the drive. Other testing software shows different results. We will look at low queue depth sequential read performance later in the review.

 

Sequential Write Performance

 

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The 1TB MP34 outperforms the other drives in sequential write burst performance. There is tight competition, but as you can see, the MP34 pushes well past the 2,600 MB/s rating.

 

 

Sustained Sequential Write Performance

 

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The write performance is a bit different from what we found with the MyDigitalSSD BPX Pro. The two share close to the same amount of SLC buffer space in this test but the MP34 doesn't show the sharp drop off. The TLC write performance is more consistent on the trailing end of a long sequential write.

 

Random Read Performance

 

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Team Group's MP34 delivers just over 12,000 random read IOPS at QD1. The drive scales well and doubles the random read performance at QD2 and then again at QD4.

 

Random Write Performance

 

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Some of the recent changes to firmware and the hardware has also changed the E12's random write performance. We saw a similar write profile on the 1TB PNY XLR8 CS3030. The low queue depth performance is much lower than the BPX Pro, but the peaks are much higher.

 

70% Read Sequential Performance

 

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We can't say that about every area of performance. For instance, the new Team Group MP34 and the BPX Pro show identical sequential mixed workload performance in every queue depth. Both drives show an excellent profile on the ramp up that is unmatched by the other drives in the charts.

 

70% Read Random Performance

 

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For most of the scale-up in our random mixed workload test the MP34, BPX Pro, and a few other drives, how very similar performance. At higher queue depths, the MP34 shows it can scale slightly higher before leveling off at QD16.

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