Technology content trusted in North America and globally since 1999
8,426 Reviews & Articles | 64,558 News Posts

Team Group T-Force Cardea II M.2 SSD Review (Page 6)

By Chris Ramseyer from Aug 10, 2019 @ 16:42 CDT
TweakTown Rating: 94%Manufacturer: Team GroupModel: CARDEA II

Application Performance

Game Load Time

team-group-force-cardea-ii-2-ssd-review_014

The first thing you will notice in the game load-time test from Final Fantasy: Stormbood is just how close most of the drives load the levels. The Cardea II is right around 1 second off the best time on the chart, but that is still a very close set of results compared to hard disk drives.

PCMark 8 Storage Bandwidth

team-group-force-cardea-ii-2-ssd-review_015

The PCMark 8 Storage Test uses a wider range of applications to measure disk performance. The tests range from two games to Microsoft and Adobe applications. The Cardea II performs really well in this broad-spectrum suite and even outperforms the Samsung 970 EVO Plus in this capacity.

PCMark 8 Extended Storage Test

team-group-force-cardea-ii-2-ssd-review_016

The PCMark 8 Extended Storage Test uses the same applications but starts with the drive in a degraded performance state from long data writes to the drives. The software then runs the applications over and over for several passes without a break that allows the drive to perform garbage collection effectively. In the recovery stages, the portion of the test we focus on, the drives get five minutes of recovery time to show how quickly performance recovers.

Under heavy workloads, many of the drives cluster together with varying degrees of consistency. The 512GB Cardea II shows very consistent performance through the degraded and steady-state phases. In the recovery phases, the drive takes a little longer but manages to get back up to pace before the test ends.

Buy at Amazon

TEAMGROUP T-Force Delta S RGB 500GB

Today Yesterday 7 days ago 30 days ago
$71.99 $71.99 $71.99
Buy
We openly invite the companies who provide us with review samples / who are mentioned or discussed to express their opinion. If any company representative wishes to respond, we will publish the response here. Please contact us if you wish to respond.

Related Tags