TeamGroup T-Create Classic Gen 4 SSD Review – Testing our New Z590 Gen 4 Test Bench

AS SSD BENCHMARK VER 1.9

The toughest benchmark available for solid state drives is AS SSD as it relies solely on incompressible data samples when testing performance. For the most part, AS SSD tests can be considered the ‘worst case scenario’ in obtaining data transfer speeds and many enthusiasts like AS SSD for their needs.

Once again, both low 4K write throughput and 4K-Thrd IOPS are well above what we would expect to see in our Gen 4 AMD X570 Test Bench.

ANVIL STORAGE UTILITIES PROFESSIONAL

Anvil’s Storage Utilities (ASU) are the most complete test bed available for the solid state drive today. The benchmark displays test results for, not only throughput but also, IOPS and Disk Access Times. Not only does it have a preset SSD benchmark, but also, it has included such things as endurance testing and threaded I/O read, write and mixed tests, all of which are very simple to understand and use in our benchmark testing.

Although the throughput performance doesn’t initially appear strong, IOPS and Response Times have resulted in the highest result we have seen through Anvil to date, this being above the 24000 Overall Point Mark.

TxBENCH

TxBench is one of our newly discovered benchmarks that we works much the same as Crystal Diskmark, but with several other features.  Advanced load benchmarking can be configured, as well as full drive information and data erasing via secure erase, enhanced secure erase, TRIM and overwriting.  Simply click on the title for a free copy.

AJA VIDEO SYSTEM DISK TEST

The AJA Video Systems Disk Test is relatively new to our testing and tests the transfer speed of video files with different resolutions and Codec.

PCMARK 8 STORAGE 2.0

The SSD Review uses PCMark 8’s Storage test suite to create testing scenarios that might be used in the typical user experience. With 10 traces recorded from Adobe Creative Suite, Microsoft Office and a selection of popular games, it covers some of the most popular light to heavy workloads. Unlike synthetic storage tests, the PCMark 8 Storage benchmark highlights real-world performance differences between storage devices. After an initial break-in cycle and three rounds of the testing, we are given a file score and bandwidth amount. The higher the score/bandwidth, the better the drive performs.

PCMARK 10 FULL SYSTEM STORAGE BENCHMARK

PCMark 10 Storage Benchmarks produce an overall score as a measure of drive performance. Comparing devices is as simple as comparing scores. The tests also measure and report the bandwidth and average access time performance for the drive.  Each test uses traces recorded while performing real-world tasks such as booting Windows 10, starting applications such as Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator, working with applications such as Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint, and copying several large files and many small files.

In testing in both PCMark 8 and 10, we obsderved that performance results were consistently better and comparison charts of our storage would take some time.  We thought it beneficial to still post these results as they are very good.

REAL WORLD FILE TRANSFER COMPARISON

We have put the TeamGroup T-Create Gen 4 NVMe SSD beside a few other Gen4 SSDs that we have just retested on the Intel Z590 Gen 4 Bench.  Once again, we found these significantly higher than testing with the AMD Test Bench so didn’t want to mix and match results.

These SSDs fall in line with where we might expect and, for the most part, our biggest difference from same in the AMD Gen 4 Test Bench comes with respect to the Photo and Music transfer speeds.

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