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Team Group T-Force Vulcan SSD Review (Page 6)

Chris Ramseyer | Aug 8, 2019 at 10:04 pm CDT - 1 min, 5 secs time to read this page
Rating: 95%Manufacturer: Team GroupModel: VULCAN SSD

Application Performance

Game Load Time


The Team Group T-Force Vulcan performs well but not exceptionally well in synthetic workloads, but that doesn't always carry over to real-world applications.

The drive performs really well in the game load test. We use Final Fantasy: Stormblood to measure the load times. The Vulcan is right on the heels of the Crucial MX500 and not far from the Intel 545s.

PCMark 8 Storage Bandwidth

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PCMark8's Storage Test uses nine common applications to run ten individual tests. This suite shows a broader range of applications including some short hits, like opening and editing a Word document, to a long load cycle with Photoshop.

Again, we see the Team Group Vulcan performing very well. The drive actually outperforms the Crucial MX500 slightly in the broad range of applications.

PCMark 8 Extended Storage Test

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Where the drive completely surprised us is with extended workloads under heavy write conditions. The Vulcan outperformed the other SATA SSDS in the degraded and steady-state portions of the test including the Samsung 860 EVO. Come out of out the heavy write portion of the test; the Vulcan matches the 860 EVO through the recovery phases.

Last updated: Sep 24, 2019 at 12:29 am CDT

ABOUT THE AUTHOR - Chris Ramseyer

Chris Ramseyer started his career as a LAN Party organizer in Midwest USA. After working with several computer companies he was asked to join the team at The Adrenaline Vault by fellow Midwest LAN Party legend Sean Aikins. After a series of shake ups at AVault, Chris eventually took over as Editor-in-Chief before leaving to start Real World Entertainment. Look for Chris to bring his unique methods of testing Hard Disk Drives, Solid State Drives as well as RAID controller and NAS boxes to TweakTown as he looks to provide an accurate test bed to make your purchasing decisions easier.

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