The Team Group T-Force Vulcan is not a great all-around SSD, but it serves as an excellent choice for desktops. Most Vulcan shoppers are not ready to buy NVMe SSDs due to hardware limitation, or have already filled the NVMe slots with other drives.
With SSDs hitting record low prices, many desktops and even some notebook users have adapted the multi-drive strategy. This is when you use one drive for the operating system and other drives to hold applications like games, and "cold" data like pictures, videos, and documents. The Vulcan SSD works well in both roles, but as users adopt NVMe in higher numbers, low-cost SATA SSDs will transition to the secondary storage role.
The current $59.99 price for the 500GB model we tested sits in a good spot for users serious about performance. There are lower-cost drives available but the more you subtract from the cost, the deeper you get into DRAMless and other undesirable "features." The 500GB MX500 currently costs around $10 more, and you get nearly identical performance with the Vulcan making it a better buy for most shoppers.
We expected to see a better warranty on this series, but with the quick technology turnover in storage, most users will be fine with three years of coverage.
The Bottom Line
The Team Group T-Force Vulcan offers slightly better application performance compared to the Crucial MX500 but with a lower price.
TEAMGROUP T-Force Vulcan 1TB (VULCAN SSD)
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