PC Components

Team Group T-Force Cardea IOPS in test – NVMe SSD with cooler selection

At the end of last year, Team Group introduced another NVMe SSD in M.2 format with the Cardea IOPS. The SSD is called IOPS, which stands for Input/Output Operations Per Second, because it is not only supposed to convince with very high sequential transfer rates of 3,400 MB/s read and 3,000 MB/s write, but also with very high IOPS rates.

The special feature of the IOPS is that Team Group includes a choice of two coolers for the user and he can assemble the SSD himself depending on the application. The customer can choose whether to install a flat graphene cooler or use a significantly larger aluminum cooler.

The Cardea IOPS is available with a capacity of 1 TB, there are no other variants. In our review, we will go into detail about whether the M.2 SSD deserves the epithet IOPS and how great the cooling performance of the two included coolers is or how big the temperature difference is compared to using it without a heat sink.

Technical data

Capacity 1 TB
Interface PCIe Gen3x4
Form factor M.2 2280
Flash type 3D NAND TLC
max. read/write speed (MB/s) 3400/3000 (from 1TB)
IOPS 680,000/670,000 IOPS Max
MTBF 1,500,000 hours
TBW 1665 TB
Guarantee 5 years
Dimensions 80.0×22.0x3.7 mm (with graphene heat sink)
80.0×23.4×12.9 mm (with aluminum heatsink)
Weight 9 g (with graphene heatsink).
45 g (with aluminum heat sink)
Features 2 different heat sinks included
Price Price not available *

The Cardea IOPS is a 1TB SSD in M.2 format. The SSD is connected via PCIe Gen3x4, NVMe version 1.3 is used as the protocol. Team Group promises a max. read speed of 3400 MB/s and a max. write speed of 3000 MB/s. Furthermore, the SSD is supposed to achieve very high IOPS rates, Team Group states up to 680,000 IOPS for reading and up to 670,000 IOPS for writing. This is to ensure the user maximum performance for games at any time without having to worry about the read and write speed. Besides the current games, which the manufacturer addresses, many other applications naturally benefit from it as well.

Besides the promised performance, thanks to which the Cardea IOPS does not have to hide from other NVMe SSDs on paper, Team Group wants to appeal to the users with a sophisticated cooling system. On the one hand, a very flat graphene cooler is included, which is especially suitable for use in a notebook or on the back of a motherboard. On the other hand, a much bigger aluminum heat sink, as known from other M.2 SSDs, is also included. Team Group promises up to 9% better heat dissipation when using the flat graphene cooler, and up to 15% when using the aluminum heatsink. Of course, you can also use the SSD without the heatsink if you don’t need it.

Team Group SSD Team Cardea IOPS M.2 1TB 2280 NVMe
This product is currently unavailable.

Test system

Performancetest

We checked the SSD’s performance with the very common programs ATTO Disk, AS SSD, CrystalDiskMark and HD Tune Pro.

We could even slightly surpass the values for sequential read and write given by Team Group in the test with CrystalDiskMark, with 3459 MB/s and 3021 MB/s, respectively. Thus, the Cardea IOPS in sequential read is among the best of the M.2 SSDs we have tested so far. It can even come close to the top in write. Unfortunately, the SSD scores much worse in the other CrystalDiskMark tests and ends up in the midfield.

In the AS SSD benchmark, the Cardea IOPS does very well, apart from the 4k write. Here, the Team Group SSD consistently belongs to the top group or even manages to place itself ahead of all other M.2 SSDs that we have tested so far. The SSD also manages to take first place by far in the benchmark score.

We use the ATTO benchmark to check the IOPS values when reading and writing files with a size of 512 B to 64 MB. Since Team Group calls the SSD IOPS itself, we naturally expect very good results here as well. Unfortunately, it could not quite live up to the name in our test with ATTO Disk. When reading, the M.2 SSD consistently landed in the midfield of the SSDs we have tested so far. This is also true for writing up to a file size of 512 KB. Above that, from 1 MB, the Cardea IOPS worked its way to the front and consistently takes first place from 8 MB and more.

In our benchmark course, the M.2 SSD could partly achieve new best rates, but was behind our expectations in other places. Overall, the performance is mostly good to very good, except for a few outliers.

wdt_ID SSD Seq (lesen in MB/s) Seq (schreiben in MB/s) 4K (lesen in MB/s) 4K (schreiben in MB/s) 4K-64-Thrd (lesen in MB/s) 4K-64-Thrd (schreiben in MB/s)
1 Samsung SSD 960 PRO 2 TB 2.278,89 1.832,34 47,47 197,25 1.690,47 1.211,18
2 Samsung SSD 960 EVO 1 TB 2.833,98 1.977,16 38,95 207,29 1.301,00 992,33
3 Plextor M8SeGN 256 GB 2.170,45 637,79 35,37 5,44 282,25 8,73
4 Plextor M9PeG 512 GB 2.246,29 880,66 41,74 7,49 511,00 31,01
5 Samsung SSD 970 EVO 2TB 2.553,25 2.481,28 42,45 110,08 1.687,72 1.901,41
6 Crucial P1 500 GB 1.774,87 927,44 59,92 172,76 346,82 878,87
7 Samsung SSD 970 Evo Plus 250 GB 2.794,51 2.204,05 54,37 132,99 795,31 1.930,24
8 WD Black SN750 1TB 2.966,45 2.690,48 45,74 149,72 1.580,57 1.740,14
9 WD Blue SN550 500 GB 2.178,75 858,33 36,35 155,07 747,57 385,85
10 Corsair MP510 480 GB 2.409,10 1.264,05 48,06 148,67 684,76 1.258,88
11 LC-Power Phenom Pro 1 TB 2.926,34 2.560,03 56,02 144,17 1.199,26 1.390,36
12 Pioneer APS-SE20Q 1 TB 2.728,68 1.740,70 47,48 137,52 721,73 1.441,33
13 XPG Spectrix S40G 1 TB 2.833,85 1.496,62 46,72 110,77 1.240,11 836,95
14 Team Group Cardea IOPS 1 TB 2.860,91 2.733,69 54,90 133,84 1.998,03 1.812,39
15 Samsung SSD 980 1 TB 2.569,42 2.366,17 51,08 129,69 1.489,46 1.100,07
16 Crucial P5 2 TB 2.319,45 2.445,02 40,09 73,66 1.716,32 2.052,95
17 goodram IRDM M.2 512 GB 2.999,16 2.497,66 69,46 205,26 2.016,57 2.351,02
18 TEAMGROUP MP34 1 TB 2.968,56 2.806,79 69,46 191,71 1.767,79 2.597,34
19 Silicon Power XD80 512 GB 3.031,90 2.330,21 70,01 232,94 1.911,62 2.210,43
20 Silicon Power US70 1TB 4.285,45 3.856,62 78,81 246,76 2.928,71 3.674,07
21 Kioxia Exceria 1 TB 1.580,12 1.587,90 63,23 167,43 1.657,50 1.501,68
22 Kioxia Exceria Plus 2 TB 2.678,46 2.678,82 49,10 125,36 1.990,35 2.986,04
23 Crucial P5 Plus 1 TB 2.501,35 4.238,61 48,54 144,46 2.225,47 2.781,88
24 WD_BLACK SN750 SE 1 TB 3.157,27 2.566,19 52,84 181,71 2.233,36 2.254,34
25 TeamGroup T-Force Cardea Ceramic C440 2 TB 3.783,76 3.690,50 56,20 176,79 2.317,14 2.878,50
26 WD Blue SN570 500 GB 3.050,84 2.342,03 37,52 154,14 982,68 1.573,10
27 Corsair Force Series MP600 Pro LPX 1 TB 5.211,37 5.207,10 76,92 186,65 2.947,55 3.281,34
28 goodram PX500 512GB 2.264,99 1.561,40 49,21 184,05 881,04 831,01
29 Kingston KC3000 1 TB 5.425,19 5.172,04 90,74 190,77 2.935,80 3.132,12
30 TeamGroup T-Force Cardea Z44L 1 TB 2.639,24 2.432,48 81,06 272,34 2.275,26 993,65
31 Adata Legend 840 1 TB 3.701,46 3.976,39 75,74 235,64 1.602,58 2.219,75
32 Silicon Power XPOWER XS70 1 TB 5.138,97 5.055,37 99,34 264,38 2.971,08 2.825,82
33 Kioxia Exceria Pro 2 TB 5.307,65 5.216,05 84,56 234,07 2.368,25 3.061,54
34 Corsair Force Series MP600 GS 2 TB 3.834,92 3.476,47 93,92 253,17 2.227,09 1.384,78
35 Crucial P3 2 TB 3.126,73 2.937,83 78,29 232,44 2.237,47 2.320,77
36 Crucial P3 Plus 2 TB 3.837,97 3.874,93 81,09 243,28 2.309,87 2.884,90
SSD Seq (lesen in MB/s) Seq (schreiben in MB/s) 4K (lesen in MB/s) 4K (schreiben in MB/s) 4K-64-Thrd (lesen in MB/s) 4K-64-Thrd (schreiben in MB/s)
wdt_ID SSD Lesen Schreiben Gesamt
1 Samsung SSD 960 PRO 2 TB 1.966 1.592 4.542
2 Samsung SSD 960 EVO 1 TB 1.623 1.397 3.809
3 Plextor M8SeGN 256 GB 578 82 891
4 Plextor M9PeG 512 GB 777 127 1.244
5 Samsung SSD 970 EVO 2TB 1.985 2.228 5.219
6 Crucial P1 500 GB 584 1.144 2.008
7 Samsung SSD 970 Evo Plus 250 GB 1.129 2.284 3.975
8 WD Black SN750 1TB 1.923 2.159 5.052
9 WD Blue SN550 500 GB 1.002 627 2.082
10 Corsair MP510 480 GB 974 1.534 2.961
11 LC-Power Phenom Pro 1 TB 1.548 1.791 4.122
12 Pioneer APS-SE20Q 1 TB 1.042 1.753 3.290
13 XPG Spectrix S40G 1 TB 1.570 1.097 3.409
14 Team Group Cardea IOPS 1 TB 2.338 2.216 5.744
15 Samsung SSD 980 1 TB 1.197 1.466 4.178
16 Crucial P5 2 TB 1.988 2.371 5.380
17 goodram IRDM M.2 512 GB 2.386 2.732 6.310
18 TEAMGROUP MP34 1 TB 2.134 3.070 6.298
19 Silicon Power XD80 512 GB 2.285 2.676 6.103
20 Silicon Power US70 1TB 3.436 4.306 9.479
21 Kioxia Exceria 1 TB 1.879 1.828 4.678
22 Kioxia Exceria Plus 2 TB 2.307 3.379 6.865
23 Crucial P5 Plus 1 TB 2.524 3.350 7.248
24 WD_BLACK SN750 SE 1 TB 2.602 2.693 6.592
25 TeamGroup T-Force Cardea Ceramic C440 2 TB 2.748 3.424 7.571
26 WD Blue SN570 500 GB 1.325 1.961 3.933
27 Corsair Force Series MP600 Pro LPX 1 TB 3.546 3.989 9.345
28 goodram PX500 512GB 1.157 1.171 2.896
29 Kingston KC3000 1 TB 3.525 3.913 9.227
30 TeamGroup T-Force Cardea Z44L 1 TB 2.620 1.509 5.470
31 Adata Legend 840 1 TB 2.048 2.853 5.977
32 Silicon Power XPOWER XS70 1 TB 3.584 3.596 9.018
33 Kioxia Exceria Pro 2 TB 2.984 3.817 8.330
34 Corsair Force Series MP600 GS 2 TB 2.704 1.986 6.071
35 Crucial P3 2 TB 2.628 2.847 6.819
36 Crucial P3 Plus 2 TB 2.775 3.516 7.720
SSD Lesen Schreiben Gesamt
wdt_ID SSD ISO (in MB/s) Programm (in MB/s) Spiel (in MB/s)
1 Samsung SSD 960 PRO 2 TB 1.827,04 647,49 483,93
2 Samsung SSD 960 EVO 1 TB 1.917,71 283,09 471,35
3 Plextor M8SeGN 256 GB 1.471,74 547,76 1.166,32
4 Plextor M9PeG 512 GB 1.566,28 632,28 1.130,44
5 Samsung SSD 970 EVO 2TB 1.378,01 354,96 749,40
6 Crucial P1 500 GB 977,33 363,49 558,79
7 Samsung SSD 970 Evo Plus 250 GB 1.405,19 414,16 921,26
8 WD Black SN750 1TB 1.682,28 426,18 943,93
10 WD Blue SN550 500 GB 1.108,05 349,78 419,12
11 Corsair MP510 480 GB 1.040,48 190,51 762,33
12 LC-Power Phenom Pro 1 TB 1.196,60 153,90 868,05
13 Pioneer APS-SE20Q 1 TB 961,05 322,21 748,55
14 XPG Spectrix S40G 1 TB 2.076,52 591,51 1.327,85
15 Team Group Cardea IOPS 1 TB 1.901,03 650,28 1.313,24
16 Samsung SSD 980 1 TB 1.294,84 338,29 944,94
17 Crucial P5 2 TB 1.923,18 1.010,93 1.629,58
18 goodram IRDM M.2 512 GB 2.194,08 948,05 1.298,95
19 TEAMGROUP MP34 1 TB 1.984,76 854,77 1.489,55
20 Silicon Power XD80 512 GB 2.359,27 1.065,63 1.876,26
21 Silicon Power US70 1TB 3.011,38 1.224,04 2.328,32
22 Kioxia Exceria 1 TB 1.296,82 408,44 596,72
23 Kioxia Exceria Plus 2 TB 2.076,71 1.060,45 1.763,90
24 Crucial P5 Plus 1 TB 2.917,07 410,88 1.225,89
25 WD_BLACK SN750 SE 1 TB 2.103,68 379,38 1.046,72
26 TeamGroup T-Force Cardea Ceramic C440 2 TB 2.735,59 401,44 1.156,82
27 WD Blue SN570 500 GB 2.295,18 411,62 1.099,37
28 Corsair Force Series MP600 Pro LPX 1 TB 3.076,12 413,18 1.232,93
29 goodram PX500 512GB 1.801,72 304,17 568,27
30 Kingston KC3000 1 TB 2.973,39 409,04 1.213,11
31 TeamGroup T-Force Cardea Z44L 1 TB 1.948,30 374,06 988,76
32 Adata Legend 840 1 TB 2.543,82 388,18 1.135,27
33 Silicon Power XPOWER XS70 1 TB 2.805,98 447,39 1.154,33
34 Kioxia Exceria Pro 2 TB 2.594,74 409,41 1.043,58
35 Corsair Force Series MP600 GS 2 TB 2.323,46 1.002,08 1.612,10
36 Crucial P3 2 TB 2.182,93 383,13 1.056,01
37 Crucial P3 Plus 2 TB 2.751,88 395,22 1.164,56
SSD ISO (in MB/s) Programm (in MB/s) Spiel (in MB/s)
wdt_ID SSD Seq Q32T1 (lesen in MB/s) Seq Q32T1 (schreiben in MB/s) 4K Q32T1 (lesen in MB/s) 4K Q32T1 (schreiben in MB/s) Seq (lesen in MB/s) Seq (schreiben in MB/s) 4K (lesen in MB/s) 4K (schreiben in MB/s)
1 Samsung SSD 960 PRO 2 TB 3.470,00 1.922,00 779,40 681,70 2.729,00 1.856,00 53,17 250,90
2 Samsung SSD 960 EVO 1 TB 3.402,00 1.934,00 829,10 741,00 2.087,00 1.890,00 52,95 260,80
3 Plextor M8SeGN 256 GB 2.249,00 369,00 560,20 366,70 1.573,00 437,70 39,15 143,90
4 Plextor M9PeG 512 GB 2.788,00 1.316,00 599,90 633,70 1.810,00 1.344,00 45,53 192,70
5 Samsung SSD 970 EVO 2TB 3.560,00 2.508,00 337,00 231,70 2.447,00 2.489,00 50,01 153,70
6 Crucial P1 500 GB 1.928,00 978,30 355,30 347,20 1.688,00 973,20 57,60 146,70
7 Samsung SSD 970 Evo Plus 250 GB 3.556,20 2.372,80 579,10 1.329,40 355,30 302,30 46,36 173,90
8 WD Black SN750 1TB 3.411,80 2.990,90 1.297,90 1.395,20 331,20 315,00 42,26 195,00
9 WD Blue SN550 500 GB 2.430,00 1.519,00 361,20 267,10 1.675,00 1.235,00 38,02 139,30
10 Corsair MP510 480 GB 3.392,00 1.354,00 274,40 307,70 1.003,00 1.338,00 39,68 139,30
11 LC-Power Phenom Pro 1 TB 3.468,00 3.019,00 440,00 342,40 2.760,00 2.736,00 55,64 132,30
12 Pioneer APS-SE20Q 1 TB 3.405,00 1.949,00 486,60 286,90 1.263,00 1.930,00 39,60 121,90
13 XPG Spectrix S40G 1 TB 3.546,00 2.721,00 391,00 289,90 2.956,00 2.016,00 50,90 110,70
14 Team Group Cardea IOPS 1 TB 3.459,00 3.021,00 383,10 283,80 1.844,00 2.332,00 44,14 120,30
15 Samsung SSD 980 1 TB 3.540,00 2.759,00 433,70 310,60 1.879,00 2.082,00 52,75 123,70
16 Crucial P5 2 TB 3.189,00 3.155,00 730,60 680,30 1.956,00 1.749,00 56,98 115,90
17 goodram IRDM M.2 512 GB 3.461,00 2.501,00 608,10 396,50 2.179,00 2.489,00 58,44 229,94
18 TEAMGROUP MP34 1 TB 3.460,00 2.798,00 619,80 554,00 2.001,00 2.976,00 49,55 212,30
19 Silicon Power XD80 512 GB 3.468,00 2.487,00 675,60 660,20 2.385,00 2.477,00 45,59 234,80
20 Silicon Power US70 1TB 4.978,00 4.238,00 733,70 671,30 2.707,00 4.214,00 55,39 254,40
21 Kioxia Exceria 1 TB 1.737,30 1.452,32 501,31 463,31 1.196,81 1.331,56 46,98 185,42
22 Kioxia Exceria Plus 2 TB 3.424,00 3.204,00 800,10 734,40 1.858,00 2.348,00 55,68 242,00
23 Crucial P5 Plus 1 TB 6.638,76 5.000,90 684,20 495,25 4.319,68 4.490,32 70,47 215,02
24 WD_BLACK SN750 SE 1 TB 3.608,20 2.800,76 735,60 582,10 2.534,99 2.860,58 58,41 306,98
25 TeamGroup T-Force Cardea Ceramic C440 2 TB 5.013,42 4.267,00 790,40 461,97 2.722,93 4.049,53 60,67 258,68
26 WD Blue SN570 500 GB 3.523,00 2.496,00 679,90 485,00 2.663,10 2.334,90 69,93 234,70
27 Corsair Force Series MP600 Pro LPX 1 TB 6.985,06 5.851,75 796,04 618,63 4.234,78 5.284,88 84,67 312,15
28 goodram PX500 512GB 2.572,58 1.837,37 508,83 436,76 2.258,18 1.852,41 65,60 206,57
29 Kingston KC3000 1 TB 6.982,25 6.116,38 775,38 604,27 4.346,05 5.158,72 86,68 306,92
30 TeamGroup T-Force Cardea Z44L 1 TB 3.508,57 3.214,89 689,92 465,24 2.154,89 3.202,24 69,67 298,68
31 Adata Legend 840 1 TB 5.033,08 4.828,19 680,23 496,77 3.456,78 4.708,73 95,22 294,05
32 Silicon Power XPOWER XS70 1 TB 7.002,90 5.874,20 841,60 687,00 4.279,90 5.435,50 89,30 337,09
33 Kioxia Exceria Pro 2 TB 6.978,80 6.006,07 840,78 674,03 3.570,61 5.681,97 71,69 310,02
34 Corsair Force Series MP600 GS 2 TB 4.969,65 4.749,09 647,26 428,19 2.921,09 4.734,90 77,81 265,79
35 Crucial P3 2 TB 3.672,00 3.259,00 569,90 407,50 2.724,00 2.972,00 59,58 234,80
36 Crucial P3 Plus 2 TB 5.028,00 4.351,00 566,70 362,20 3.050,00 4.296,00 60,66 249,40
SSD Seq Q32T1 (lesen in MB/s) Seq Q32T1 (schreiben in MB/s) 4K Q32T1 (lesen in MB/s) 4K Q32T1 (schreiben in MB/s) Seq (lesen in MB/s) Seq (schreiben in MB/s) 4K (lesen in MB/s) 4K (schreiben in MB/s)
wdt_ID SSD 512 B 1 KB 2 KB 4 KB 8 KB 16 KB 32 KB 64 KB 128 KB 256 KB 512 KB 1 MB 2 MB 4 MB 8 MB 12 MB 16 MB 24 MB 32 MB 48 MB 64 MB
1 Samsung SSD 960 PRO 2 TB 25.856 52.604 94.720 188.967 390.192 665.983 1.029.617 1.376.256 1.646.470 1.951.444 2.122.118 2.154.608 2.162.012 2.091.922 2.051.004 2.111.226 2.086.718 2.114.775 1.811.794 1.621.533 1.281.123
2 Samsung SSD 960 EVO 1 TB 25.216 54.528 104.448 72.282 46.864 60.532 86.421 586.889 1.760.668 1.913.459 1.670.525 1.623.900 2.071.261 1.950.839 2.002.054 2.003.648 2.121.013 2.104.165 2.112.999 2.102.539 2.057.469
3 Plextor M8SeGN 256 GB 11.307 22.016 41.568 73.252 131.984 178.826 222.564 401.080 676.785 921.819 1.250.067 1.567.506 1.780.775 1.912.685 1.973.790 1.982.197 1.993.332 1.987.103 1.998.278 2.003.372 1.993.332
4 Plextor M9PeG 512 GB 9.472 18.386 35.661 58.368 103.928 147.456 218.453 480.704 386.453 652.099 1.167.968 1.785.895 2.021.351 2.283.650 1.997.287 1.909.394 1.864.135 1.851.789 1.833.575 1.786.721 1.903.586
5 Samsung SSD 970 EVO 2TB 18.048 35.750 69.831 134.234 250.478 441.406 726.616 1.050.532 1.327.331 1.577.490 1.677.721 1.669.374 1.754.904 1.740.479 1.685.826 1.560.527 1.571.329 1.478.186 1.405.771 1.258.291 1.559.915
6 Crucial P1 500 GB 17.364 33.963 65.536 178.753 308.476 550.208 858.014 1.228.369 1.345.114 1.309.691 1.407.153 1.514.720 1.566.695 1.642.025 1.651.910 1.655.136 1.655.093 1.648.795 1.645.581 1.500.354 1.491.308
7 Samsung SSD 970 Evo Plus 250 GB 38.570 79.100 162.680 316.410 628.910 1.190.000 2.430.000 2.670.000 3.050.000 3.100.000 3.100.000 2.890.000 3.250.000 3.240.000 3.260.000 3.250.000 3.200.000 2.630.000 2.530.000 2.840.000 2.330.000
8 WD Black SN750 1TB 11.700 23.380 48.710 211.390 419.920 863.280 1.470.000 1.880.000 1.320.000 2.140.000 2.690.000 3.150.000 3.000.000 3.090.000 3.240.000 3.150.000 3.260.000 3.260.000 3.250.000 3.250.000 3.260.000
10 WD Blue SN550 500 GB 10.597 19.359 38.526 124.306 233.766 417.792 709.158 1.081.344 1.467.223 1.760.668 1.581.379 1.548.529 1.613.193 1.698.098 1.715.461 1.668.821 1.706.736 1.688.981 1.714.585 1.725.728 1.719.706
11 Corsair MP510 480 GB 19.918 38.144 75.435 140.621 253.308 380.600 687.472 965.054 1.267.159 1.317.547 1.118.481 1.374.913 1.665.232 1.889.472 2.044.594 2.087.967 1.903.332 2.093.059 2.115.747 2.092.999 2.142.128
12 LC-Power Phenom Pro 1 TB 19.200 38.400 73.870 140.959 258.801 464.620 754.312 1.097.728 1.307.451 1.389.679 1.918.126 1.987.821 2.061.083 2.107.690 2.121.013 2.107.690 2.063.618 2.079.820 2.077.673 2.084.688 2.064.888
13 Pioneer APS-SE20Q 1 TB 19.968 14.774 76.417 16.618 272.384 17.693 707.398 109.226 978.149 1.410.065 119.156 993.910 1.667.715 1.893.590 2.041.023 2.066.159 2.121.013 2.111.226 2.148.171 1.207.464 1.224.073
14 XPG Spectrix S40G 1 TB 12.099 25.663 53.760 42.268 176.783 341.177 500.029 1.106.509 870.842 1.442.368 1.959.382 2.105.376 2.187.251 1.807.420 2.039.583 2.055.624 2.059.777 2.140.036 2.176.503 2.220.513 2.214.592
15 Team Group Cardea IOPS 1 TB 18.641 37.376 73.252 140.682 251.896 384.696 649.882 827.727 803.908 1.327.331 1.086.524 1.476.395 1.714.821 1.874.362 1.968.694 2.006.974 2.029.663 2.050.548 2.054.691 2.062.369 2.064.888
16 Samsung SSD 980 1 TB 17.792 35.152 68.776 132.788 247.808 445.350 741.763 1.097.728 450.861 750.770 1.153.689 1.538.253 1.811.794 2.006.844 2.118.335 2.154.608 2.184.533 2.199.809 2.201.734 2.219.271 2.221.056
17 Crucial P5 2 TB 6.495 12.926 25.726 93.732 148.742 275.937 408.801 763.332 1.006.632 793.810 1.524.448 1.461.777 1.698.131 1.802.924 1.855.850 1.876.773 1.851.279 1.845.493 1.819.901 1.807.420 1.802.924
18 goodram IRDM M.2 500GB 27.520 54.136 107.288 205.422 355.136 533.963 813.498 1.178.220 1.519.143 1.822.791 1.767.745 1.988.410 2.115.747 2.198.106 2.209.069 2.171.169 2.236.962 2.250.047 2.259.110 2.277.782 2.281.701
19 TEAMGROUP MP34 1 TB 26.046 43.922 104.996 201.845 349.880 490.242 823.704 1.206.386 1.515.411 1.827.226 1.776.411 1.983.513 2.126.221 2.176.503 2.171.169 2.203.574 2.214.592 2.233.543 2.226.050 2.248.063 2.242.458
20 Silicon Power XD80 512 GB 30.464 59.754 118.013 224.878 388.792 553.254 906.575 1.285.027 1.605.027 1.920.576 1.851.279 2.090.008 2.242.458 2.281.701 2.302.755 2.341.298 2.348.810 2.357.382 2.368.548 2.374.367 2.380.215
21 Silicon Power US70 1TB 32.000 63.074 124.142 236.575 357.179 608.075 1.009.776 1.517.957 2.025.776 2.523.330 2.804.549 3.048.896 3.197.246 3.280.134 3.130.636 3.144.174 3.213.192 3.220.477 3.239.739 3.256.753 3.263.855
22 Kioxia Exceria 1 TB 20.811 37.538 83.492 123.833 271.851 509.448 770.965 1.133.609 1.397.234 1.356.832 1.104.940 1.228.981 1.312.642 1.293.664 1.351.833 1.353.662 1.361.629 1.373.816 1.374.913 1.366.144 1.381.653
23 Kioxia Exceria Plus 2 TB 16.728 33.374 65.719 126.890 271.851 476.762 765.226 902.952 1.264.015 1.414.697 1.140.850 1.491.308 1.798.450 2.008.245 2.105.376 2.134.712 2.155.321 2.160.578 2.171.169 2.136.026 2.110.549
24 Crucial P5 Plus 1 TB 17.236 31.331 52.851 148.553 282.066 510.722 819.641 937.951 1.330.624 1.463.843 2.220.633 1.685.826 1.815.505 1.869.699 1.931.669 1.918.582 1.931.669 1.904.440 1.636.474 1.878.046 1.879.048
26 WD_BLACK SN750 SE 1 TB 14.427 28.529 55.668 134.904 227.382 379.651 496.325 711.348 597.922 884.859 1.563.701 1.884.897 2.090.008 2.226.050 2.264.716 2.283.798 2.297.124 2.312.535 2.314.098 2.317.249 2.314.098
27 TeamGroup T-Force Cardea Ceramic C440 2 TB 24.897 49.284 97.316 185.976 336.750 482.050 844.155 1.139.277 1.460.219 1.774.869 1.409.286 1.819.901 2.214.592 2.512.450 2.651.214 2.652.613 2.744.601 2.761.337 2.776.918 2.758.919 2.797.590
28 WD Blue SN570 500 GB 8.491 15.889 33.032 137.625 249.232 442.506 594.969 845.998 1.197.406 1.340.604 1.865.060 1.736.149 1.983.513 2.054.691 2.100.228 2.035.471 2.024.695 2.076.180 2.126.221 2.173.128 2.192.665
29 Corsair Force Series MP600 Pro LPX 1 TB 25.984 51.200 100.138 191.084 319.635 464.566 723.010 866.509 1.056.324 1.407.713 1.772.067 2.165.860 2.458.443 2.923.554 3.122.887 3.204.613 3.181.457 3.264.755 3.263.855 3.280.877 3.347.075
30 goodram PX500 512GB 27.579 48.774 108.068 191.084 326.196 595.334 878.411 1.273.495 1.564.537 1.796.889 1.898.689 1.780.775 1.798.450 1.833.217 1.793.999 1.781.541 1.776.411 1.777.142 1.785.161 1.772.067 1.798.450
32 Kingston KC3000 1 TB 25.600 50.688 100.138 190.062 345.784 518.914 821.690 1.036.808 1.282.192 1.721.735 2.203.574 2.253.532 2.584.934 2.960.685 3.056.443 3.114.270 3.146.250 3.220.477 3.205.199 3.238.295 3.247.737
33 TeamGroup T-Force Cardea Z44L 1 TB 8.364 16.770 31.936 64.512 113.644 186.533 296.752 388.455 603.979 943.718 1.287.460 1.632.819 1.828.757 1.978.639 2.126.221 1.977.314 2.049.630 1.958.023 1.657.008 1.772.067 1.851.279
34 Adata Legend 840 1 TB 30.132 66.048 134.180 255.598 403.691 779.157 1.206.386 1.689.880 2.073.617 1.386.909 1.793.999 1.780.775 1.936.474 2.176.503 2.415.919 2.522.780 2.512.450 2.603.790 2.644.684 2.658.101 2.730.981
35 Silicon Power XPOWER XS70 1 TB 38.687 76.645 147.529 269.459 387.822 608.075 888.799 1.190.002 1.354.625 1.573.633 2.100.228 1.968.964 2.100.228 2.543.777 2.829.099 2.968.437 3.048.896 3.091.087 3.087.007 3.174.954 3.165.823
36 Kioxia Exceria Pro 2 TB 35.584 69.668 134.180 250.478 353.976 592.733 844.155 1.106.509 1.307.836 1.360.109 1.271.888 172.389 1.964.161 2.342.952 2.710.801 2.837.446 2.864.199 2.795.513 2.857.110 2.929.752 2.945.426
37 Corsair Force Series MP600 GS 2 TB 14.774 28.928 57.058 104.971 169.808 298.961 356.554 493.887 723.955 1.130.796 1.494.919 1.833.217 2.049.630 2.259.110 2.434.341 2.368.910 2.458.443 2.486.041 2.537.449 2.609.789 2.578.567
38 Crucial P3 2 TB 24.448 48.518 92.757 207.974 368.312 636.747 1.012.294 1.425.670 1.783.612 2.080.374 2.285.946 2.403.899 2.470.674 2.464.543 2.416.572 2.479.021 2.483.027 2.498.168 2.487.983 2.510.429 2.512.450
39 Crucial P3 Plus 2 TB 23.936 46.986 93.266 197.705 388.792 716.144 1.181.810 1.626.996 2.396.373 2.943.857 3.338.759 3.572.299 3.614.814 3.777.980 3.758.096 3.727.805 3.748.724 3.768.644 3.758.096 3.821.708 3.834.792
SSD 512 B 1 KB 2 KB 4 KB 8 KB 16 KB 32 KB 64 KB 128 KB 256 KB 512 KB 1 MB 2 MB 4 MB 8 MB 12 MB 16 MB 24 MB 32 MB 48 MB 64 MB
wdt_ID SSD 512 B 1 KB 2 KB 4 KB 8 KB 16 KB 32 KB 64 KB 128 KB 256 KB 512 KB 1 MB 2 MB 4 MB 8 MB 12 MB 16 MB 24 MB 32 MB 48 MB 64 MB
1 Samsung SSD 960 PRO 2 TB 76.544 154.112 298.496 564.224 974.848 610.304 959.460 1.362.629 1.736.704 1.772.954 1.723.012 1.743.475 1.880.853 1.864.135 1.839.607 1.774.740 1.775.366 1.742.785 1.709.344 1.536.037 1.606.345
2 Samsung SSD 960 EVO 1 TB 27.008 56.434 111.337 212.460 393.216 680.628 1.056.768 1.454.539 1.496.107 1.682.899 1.807.889 1.847.711 1.893.590 1.910.844 1.906.501 1.886.493 1.853.836 1.797.558 1.711.960 1.620.005 1.605.595
3 Plextor M8SeGN 256 GB 16.853 33.280 65.024 120.776 211.566 346.101 500.029 671.088 754.000 855.864 979.691 989.319 989.319 989.319 986.895 986.309 984.482 983.971 984.482 981.467 979.691
4 Plextor M9PeG 512 GB 21.888 43.520 84.992 164.864 293.444 507.904 813.101 1.170.866 1.414.446 849.843 1.245.339 1.494.407 1.350.097 798.915 947.865 735.842 574.365 635.982 607.649 605.113 596.419
5 Samsung SSD 970 EVO 2TB 15.447 31.586 61.797 120.776 227.950 421.028 732.959 1.173.618 1.631.147 2.011.693 1.954.627 2.348.810 2.487.938 1.494.021 2.494.021 2.492.090 2.494.021 2.491.416 2.483.027 2.454.597 2.397.934
6 Crucial P1 500 GB 23.936 47.360 92.672 178.176 312.562 551.581 874.358 980.588 983.040 980.588 984.578 975.419 982.272 975.419 980.586 978.035 978.352 971.412 967.334 964.036 965.161
7 Samsung SSD 970 Evo Plus 250 GB 37.480 75.680 150.880 303.710 552.730 810.330 1.021.000 1.080.000 744.420 795.450 604.840 877.190 978.000 767.750 572.660 486.220 562.190 621.600 570.000 561.370 460.160
8 WD Black SN750 1TB 11.390 28.670 65.100 283.200 572.270 1.090.000 1.800.000 2.220.000 2.470.000 2.450.000 2.470.000 2.690.000 2.410.000 2.240.000 2.260.000 2.340.000 2.420.000 2.020.000 1.860.000 1.840.000 1.650.000
10 WD Blue SN550 500 GB 15.665 24.003 52.473 157.302 268.991 484.999 720.896 918.137 1.138.418 1.372.823 1.436.405 1.287.724 1.166.704 1.252.031 1.253.902 785.940 662.607 571.560 535.073 531.814 531.555
11 Corsair MP510 480 GB 18.513 35.072 66.048 148.183 265.534 375.565 716.657 1.167.779 1.572.341 1.717.495 2.049.630 2.147.483 2.171.169 2.176.503 2.203.574 2.209.069 2.080.374 1.363.665 1.355.082 1.366.144 1.364.926
12 LC-Power Phenom Pro 1 TB 19.024 37.888 75.076 144.684 262.144 482.122 819.200 1.252.176 1.667.000 1.682.899 2.097.152 2.383.127 2.595.485 2.741.375 2.773.093 2.777.684 2.728.002 2.732.445 2.723.574 2.730.461 2.735.647
13 Pioneer APS-SE20Q 1 TB 18.816 36.772 71.832 123.904 139.264 184.269 179.327 341.656 437.949 1.743.322 583.839 528.693 1.815.716 1.811.794 1.804.001 1.834.243 1.835.581 1.820.971 1.825.594 1.809.290 1.093.214
14 XPG Spectrix S40G 1 TB 13.056 26.106 52.224 115.682 186.533 328.234 549.136 501.276 534.872 829.373 1.237.930 1.480.579 1.620.987 1.759.164 1.807.420 1.822.987 1.824.318 1.836.424 1.837.699 1.841.401 1.846.730
15 Team Group Cardea IOPS 1 TB 17.536 35.152 69.322 133.883 245.768 391.908 698.617 1.098.272 1.098.099 1.538.085 1.740.479 2.155.321 2.416.572 2.783.775 2.857.110 2.906.652 2.923.554 2.946.394 2.952.790 2.944.401 2.938.099
16 Samsung SSD 980 1 TB 16.512 32.941 64.700 127.680 239.865 439.074 756.184 1.084.175 1.285.019 1.114.112 1.512.369 1.950.839 2.226.276 2.429.133 2.530.500 2.567.941 2.577.145 2.591.742 2.593.078 2.602.310 2.589.279
17 Crucial P5 2 TB 5.196 10.515 21.906 73.541 138.628 261.459 462.409 757.705 1.203.378 1.370.037 1.494.919 1.855.850 2.039.583 2.203.574 2.314.098 2.329.707 2.331.325 2.347.136 2.337.124 2.362.757 2.374.367
18 goodram IRDM M.2 500GB 24.832 48.263 99.364 192.105 34.832 521.705 884.377 1.371.516 1.934.909 2.361.218 2.476.835 2.506.276 2.506.276 2.500.134 2.500.134 2.504.276 2.506.276 2.504.276 2.500.134 2.504.306 2.487.938
20 TEAMGROUP MP34 1 TB 24.987 40.960 94.785 171.676 337.592 495.954 892.528 1.355.173 1.964.193 2.402.334 2.776.918 2.945.426 2.997.418 3.004.874 2.975.858 2.992.692 2.982.616 2.975.858 2.982.616 2.944.401 2.938.099
21 Silicon Power XD80 512 GB 28.600 57.200 111.885 212.590 386.744 570.880 980.484 1.481.666 1.944.584 2.341.383 2.487.938 2.470.674 2.470.674 2.476.835 2.470.674 2.460.658 2.458.443 2.460.658 2.476.835 2.466.749 2.483.027
22 Silicon Power US70 1TB 30.848 61.440 120.868 232.489 365.350 649.035 1.139.277 1.823.763 2.636.829 3.519.996 3.959.422 4.083.432 4.160.749 4.196.385 4.206.824 4.179.769 4.160.749 4.152.360 4.150.373 4.131.702 4.129.776
23 Kioxia Exceria 1 TB 17.792 40.960 67.072 130.271 275.251 471.500 866.509 1.304.574 1.581.365 1.631.288 1.620.987 1.632.819 1.640.803 1.628.855 1.636.801 1.640.438 1.640.803 1.636.398 1.640.803 1.509.949 1.338.830
24 Kioxia Exceria Plus 2 TB 17.362 32.859 64.567 125.871 268.435 490.242 838.074 1.275.068 1.526.664 1.986.857 1.719.044 2.181.864 2.446.332 2.631.720 2.737.774 2.768.240 2.776.918 2.603.790 2.565.927 2.516.582 2.506.276
25 Crucial P5 Plus 1 TB 18.048 34.560 70.005 151.247 293.011 543.703 975.606 1.605.027 1.872.793 2.676.091 2.446.332 2.989.998 3.739.399 4.093.640 4.165.377 4.190.140 4.196.385 4.295.545 4.150.373 4.142.005 4.093.640
27 WD_BLACK SN750 SE 1 TB 23.493 47.888 95.780 185.417 337.592 621.353 1.081.933 1.694.105 1.863.499 2.456.886 2.717.494 2.578.567 2.677.660 2.770.095 2.756.549 2.754.468 2.751.463 2.740.832 2.744.601 2.731.937 2.730.981
28 TeamGroup T-Force Cardea Ceramic C440 2 TB 23.296 46.475 92.196 178.826 331.923 523.010 886.582 1.474.822 1.858.886 2.623.747 2.657.776 2.916.335 3.623.878 3.806.174 3.768.675 3.768.644 3.758.096 3.709.305 3.720.887 3.680.971 3.663.511
29 WD Blue SN570 500 GB 8.131 35.916 73.764 158.397 288.194 523.010 882.182 1.029.109 1.460.219 1.717.495 1.644.825 2.019.781 2.302.755 2.476.835 2.476.835 2.466.749 2.476.835 2.466.749 2.470.674 2.436.593 2.428.389
30 Corsair Force Series MP600 Pro LPX 1 TB 24.514 49.029 97.074 188.019 355.136 576.389 1.023.016 1.635.204 2.213.019 2.966.413 3.438.089 3.347.075 4.217.315 4.862.478 5.154.496 5.233.489 5.262.134 5.259.657 5.234.491 5.145.012 5.262.134
31 goodram PX500 512GB 23.365 49.540 95.268 174.306 320.881 523.010 886.582 1.241.591 1.676.148 1.818.378 1.846.730 1.865.060 1.865.060 1.860.443 1.842.204 1.831.923 1.819.901 1.818.552 1.811.939 1.811.939 1.811.939
33 Kingston KC3000 1 TB 24.131 47.872 95.031 184.955 347.832 547.789 967.454 1.681.494 2.196.545 2.907.603 3.221.225 3.181.457 4.073.274 4.862.478 5.169.868 5.508.936 5.288.379 5.344.623 5.368.709 5.284.823 5.208.449
34 TeamGroup T-Force Cardea Z44L 1 TB 25.600 74.020 145.629 272.629 476.762 860.499 1.433.862 2.158.471 2.796.029 3.090.729 3.189.332 3.197.246 3.197.246 3.064.027 3.122.887 3.114.270 3.115.176 3.121.055 3.115.176 3.131.746 3.122.887
35 Adata Legend 840 1 TB 6.368 13.466 113.700 233.510 548.850 864.584 1.480.884 2.308.697 3.288.220 3.890.741 4.340.374 4.429.185 4.063.166 4.119.554 4.129.776 4.190.140 4.231.494 4.221.566 4.217.315 4.229.342 4.217.315
36 Silicon Power XPOWER XS70 1 TB 35.072 72.048 142.409 272.873 424.120 779.157 1.307.836 2.091.529 2.985.558 3.938.159 4.618.964 4.898.947 4.083.432 4.729.259 4.618.964 4.921.316 4.995.697 5.083.121 5.008.124 4.970.407 4.995.697
37 Kioxia Exceria Pro 2 TB 30.208 65.280 129.249 244.334 364.216 712.048 1.229.461 2.024.588 2.951.217 3.785.774 4.618.964 4.618.964 3.672.624 4.006.499 4.196.385 4.306.152 4.529.432 4.522.373 4.697.620 4.634.498 4.729.259
38 Corsair Force Series MP600 GS 2 TB 32.384 64.351 127.012 242.703 439.517 819.641 1.358.561 2.169.404 3.054.886 3.814.097 4.385.331 4.563.402 4.507.064 4.518.220 4.540.699 4.579.558 4.563.402 4.476.010 4.429.185 4.443.242 4.407.149
39 Crucial P3 2 TB 29.749 59.136 115.748 222.274 393.951 703.856 1.154.348 1.796.224 2.236.179 2.656.219 2.938.099 3.087.007 3.189.332 3.247.737 3.280.134 3.288.998 3.297.732 3.305.361 3.314.017 3.313.604 3.322.220
40 Crucial P3 Plus 2 TB 30.336 60.420 119.035 223.878 423.133 797.643 1.383.137 2.230.976 3.018.326 4.294.967 5.037.307 5.514.886 5.676.874 5.809.424 5.928.227 5.951.717 5.979.997 5.990.968 6.009.749 6.009.749 6.009.749
SSD 512 B 1 KB 2 KB 4 KB 8 KB 16 KB 32 KB 64 KB 128 KB 256 KB 512 KB 1 MB 2 MB 4 MB 8 MB 12 MB 16 MB 24 MB 32 MB 48 MB 64 MB
wdt_ID SSD Minimum (in MB/s) Maximum (in MB/s) Average (in MB/s)
1 Samsung SSD 960 PRO 2 TB 1.331,3 1.861,7 1.771,5
2 Samsung SSD 960 EVO 1 TB 1.365,9 1.914,5 1.736,2
3 Plextor M8SeGN 256 GB 1.125,6 1.280,7 1.245,0
4 Plextor M9PeG 512 GB 209,4 1.285,0 1.254,3
6 Samsung SSD 970 EVO 2TB 1.460,6 1.982,2 1.797,2
8 Crucial P1 500 GB 1.507,6 1.600,1 1.575,0
9 Samsung SSD 970 Evo Plus 250 GB 1.225,6 1.600,2 1.556,7
10 WD Black SN750 1TB 315,0 1.489,1 1.426,4
12 WD Blue SN550 500 GB 1.372,3 1.512,9 1.480,7
13 Corsair MP510 480 GB 863,9 1.561,9 1.492,6
14 LC-Power Phenom Pro 1 TB 1.370,8 1.472,3 1.444,7
15 Pioneer APS-SE20Q 1 TB 1.066,5 1.552,9 1.481,7
16 XPG Spectrix S40G 1 TB 1.224,0 1.384,9 1.355,4
17 Team Group Cardea IOPS 1 TB 836,2 1.496,4 1.438,3
18 Samsung SSD 980 1 TB 1.406,4 1.461,2 1.451,0
19 Crucial P5 2 TB 616,8 894,9 889,6
20 goodram IRDM M.2 500GB 1.179,0 1.960,8 1.894,0
22 TEAMGROUP MP34 1 TB 1.211,7 1.944,6 1.889,3
23 Silicon Power XD80 512 GB 1.439,0 1.995,0 1.957,3
24 Silicon Power US70 1TB 1.758,4 2.730,4 2.612,1
25 Kioxia Exceria 1 TB 1.138,5 1.829,8 1.741,2
27 Kioxia Exceria Plus 2 TB 799,4 1.695,3 1.685,5
28 Crucial P5 Plus 1 TB 916,6 1.733,5 1.719,6
29 WD_BLACK SN750 SE 1 TB 1.975,2 2.071,3 2.049,4
30 TeamGroup T-Force Cardea Ceramic C440 2 TB 682,3 2.141,9 2.109,0
31 WD Blue SN570 500 GB 1.303,4 1.418,1 1.333,0
32 Corsair Force Series MP600 Pro LPX 1 TB 977,8 2.094,2 1.945,7
33 goodram PX500 512GB 1.702,7 1.771,7 1.750,2
34 Kingston KC3000 1 TB 1.063,9 2.261,1 2.240,3
35 TeamGroup T-Force Cardea Z44L 1 TB 429,2 2.313,9 2.260,9
36 Adata Legend 840 1 TB 2.502,6 2.795,9 2.730,8
37 Silicon Power XPOWER XS70 1 TB 1.255,4 2.308,7 2.256,1
38 Kioxia Exceria Pro 2 TB 1.313,6 2.144,4 2.105,6
39 Corsair Force Series MP600 GS 2 TB 583,0 2.642,4 2.588,3
40 Crucial P3 2 TB 1.891,0 1.961,8 1.949,2
41 Crucial P3 Plus 2 TB 2.503,2 2.832,1 2.764,6
SSD Minimum (in MB/s) Maximum (in MB/s) Average (in MB/s)
wdt_ID SSD AS SSD (lesen) AS SSD (schreiben) HD Tune Pro
1 Samsung SSD 960 PRO 2 TB 0,220 0,373 0,018
2 Samsung SSD 960 EVO 1 TB 0,000 0,402 0,023
3 Plextor M8SeGN 256 GB 0,024 0,832 0,021
4 Plextor M9PeG 512 GB 0,020 0,592 0,018
5 Samsung SSD 970 EVO 2TB 0,032 0,349 0,018
6 Crucial P1 500 GB 0,020 0,448 0,017
7 Samsung SSD 970 Evo Plus 250 GB 0,049 0,027 0,049
8 WD Black SN750 1TB 0,030 0,024 0,034
9 WD Blue SN550 500 GB 0,028 0,585 0,021
10 Corsair MP510 480 GB 0,051 0,250 0,034
11 LC-Power Phenom Pro 1 TB 0,265 0,023
12 Pioneer APS-SE20Q 1 TB 0,032 0,271 0,033
13 XPG Spectrix S40G 1 TB 0,038 0,062
14 Team Group Cardea IOPS 1 TB 0,028 0,036
15 Samsung SSD 980 1 TB 0,299 0,028
16 Crucial P5 2 TB 0,106 0,050
17 goodram IRDM M.2 512 GB 0,024 0,018 0,027
18 TEAMGROUP MP34 1 TB 0,024 0,018 0,026
19 Silicon Power XD80 512 GB 0,024 0,016 0,024
20 Silicon Power US70 1TB 0,017 0,016 0,018
21 Kioxia Exceria 1 TB 0,025 0,022 0,025
22 Kioxia Exceria Plus 2 TB 0,022 0,028
23 Crucial P5 Plus 1 TB 0,027 0,028 0,026
24 WD_BLACK SN750 SE 1 TB 0,019 0,105 0,015
25 TeamGroup T-Force Cardea Ceramic C440 2 TB 0,022 0,023
26 WD Blue SN570 500 GB 0,027 0,024
27 Corsair Force Series MP600 Pro LPX 1 TB 0,019 0,021 0,018
28 goodram PX500 512GB 0,021 0,101 0,019
29 Kingston KC3000 1 TB 0,020 0,018
30 TeamGroup T-Force Cardea Z44L 1 TB 0,318 0,019
31 Adata Legend 840 1 TB 0,020 0,047
32 Silicon Power XPOWER XS70 1 TB 0,015 0,018
33 Kioxia Exceria Pro 2 TB 0,016 0,018
34 Corsair Force Series MP600 GS 2 TB 0,014 0,020 0,019
35 Crucial P3 2 TB 0,015 0,016 0,017
36 Crucial P3 Plus 2 TB 0,014 0,015 0,015
SSD AS SSD (lesen) AS SSD (schreiben) HD Tune Pro

Graphics vs. Aluminum – Comparison of Coolers

In our test, the M.2 SSD was installed below the graphics card. Without load, this is in zero RPM mode, so the fan is off. Even otherwise, there is very little airflow in this position in our system, so temperatures tend to be high and well above the temperatures in the other M.2 slot.

With the included Graphene cooler, the height of the SSD is just 3.7 mm. This also allows mounting it on the back of motherboards or even in notebooks, i.e. in places where there is hardly any space and installation with larger heat sinks would be impossible. For mounting, the protective foil is peeled off and the thin graphene strip is glued directly onto the SSD.

If you have more space available, you can go for the aluminum heatsink. This is considerably larger, completely black except for the lettering, and almost completely encloses the M.2 SSD. For the installation, we first stick the thermal pad onto the SSD, place it into the bottom of the cooler and then press the top onto the SSD and thermal pad until the two aluminum parts hook together. On the one hand, you have to be a bit careful here, but on the other hand, you also have to apply enough pressure so that both parts hook together.

Team Group itself states up to 9% better heat dissipation for the graphene cooler and up to 15% for the aluminum cooler. Of course, this value is strongly dependent on the case, the installed hardware and the airflow. The indicated temperatures are the idle temperature 30 minutes after power-on, without any programs running. We determined the load temperature with CrystalDiskMark and it is the highest temperature we reached in the benchmark. Since the performance of many SSDs drops when the temperature is too high, this is very important especially for systems with little airflow. In our case, we could not determine any performance problems even without a cooler.

Heatsink Idle (temperature in °C) Load (temperature in °C)
without 50 73
Graphs 48 67
Aluminum 35 54

Although the graphene cooler is only very thin and you can quickly get the impression that it can hardly have an effect on the temperature, it drops by 6°C under load, which also corresponds to the value stated by Team Group. With the aluminum cooler, we even reach only 54°C under load, which is 19°C less than without the heat sink. Both options proved to be very effective. If you have the space, you should of course go for the aluminum heatsink, but if you don’t, you can also lower the temperatures significantly with the graphene strip.

Conclusion

With the Cardea IOPS, Team Group has brought a very performant M.2 SSD to the market. The performance is mostly good to very good, in some benchmarks the Cardea IOPS could even set up new best values. Considering these top rates, it is a shame that the SSD fell a bit short of our expectations in some benchmarks, which clouds the overall impression a bit.

Besides the performance, we also liked the cooler concept very much. The larger aluminum heat sink was able to lower the temperatures considerably and could completely convince us in the test. But the thin graphene strip also had a much bigger impact than we initially thought and is thus recommended for systems where space is at a premium. Whether you need both coolers as a user is of course another question, because most will probably buy the SSD for one type of system and leave it there.

Team Group T-Force Cardea IOPS

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Value for money

93/10

Very good M.2 SSD that partly achieves new best rates, but partly falls a bit short of our expectations. Thanks to the two different coolers, the SSD is suitable for all systems. The overall package can convince us in the test.

Team Group SSD Team Cardea IOPS M.2 1TB 2280 NVMe
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Simon Lüthje

I am co-founder of this blog and am very interested in everything that has to do with technology, but I also like to play games. I was born in Hamburg, but now I live in Bad Segeberg.

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