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Team Group T-Force Cardea II M.2 SSD Review (Page 3)

By Chris Ramseyer on Aug 10, 2019 04:42 pm CDT - 0 mins, 55 secs reading time for this page
Rating: 94%Manufacturer: Team GroupModel: CARDEA II

Sequential Performance

Sequential Read Performance

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SSDs based on the Phison E12 controller don't play well with our sequential read test. These drives show low performance in queue depth (QD) 2 and 4. We've had the same issue with some of Intel's early NVMe SSDs.

The Cardea II shows the same low performance at QD2 and QD4, but this isn't an issue with the drive per se. In other software, the numbers are much higher. The Cardea II does reach peak performance of 3,500 MB/s at higher queue depths.

Sequential Write Performance

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Our 512GB Cardea II surpasses 2,000 MB/s in our sequential write test. The drive only dips below that number at QD1, but there is very little roll-off at low queue depths.

Sustained Sequential Write Performance

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The sustained sequential write performance leads all of the other drives in the chart today. This is in part due to the extruded aluminum cooler. The newer firmware also helps the drive sustain very high throughput as we write to the entire drive with 128KB sequential data.

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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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