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

By Chris Ramseyer from Aug 8, 2019 @ 22:04 CDT
TweakTown Rating: 95%Manufacturer: Team GroupModel: VULCAN SSD

Application Performance

Game Load Time

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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.

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