TEST: Mushkin Element 256GB M.2 SSD

Here you can find a detailed performance and benchmark test of the M.2 NVMe SSD Element with 256GB (MKNSSDEV256GB-D8) from Mushkin.
Score
2502
Price/GB
0,12 €


Technical data
Image Element
Manufacturer Mushkin
Model number MKNSSDEV256GB-D8
Storage capacity 256 GB (238 GiB)
pSLC-Cache 32 GB approx.
Read speed 2000 MB/s
Write speed 1400 MB/s
Interface PCIe 3.0 x4
Connection M.2 2280
Memory module (NAND) TLC
DRAM Cache no
Controller Silicon Motion SM2263XT
Price ca. 30 USD (= 0,12 $ / GB)
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Compared to the top performer*
Read speed
60 %
Write speed
48 %

*) Test result evaluated according to AS SSD Score within the same size.

AS SSD Benchmark

Standard performance test

The standard test was performed with a 5 GB file. A total score of 2502 points was achieved.

AS SSD TEST: Mushkin Element 256GB

AS SSD Read: Write:
Seq
in megabytes per second
1929,56 MB/s
1088,02 MB/s
4K
in megabytes per second
46,43 MB/s
170,56 MB/s
4K-64Thrd
in megabytes per second
775,91 MB/s
718,13 MB/s
Access time
in milliseconds
0,023 ms
0,567 ms
Score
1015
997
Total score
2502

Copy Performance Test

A common everyday situation is simulated here. Three test folders are created:

  • ISO (folder with two large files)
  • Program (folder with many small files)
  • Game (folder with small and large files)

The three folders are copied using the Windows Copy command (the cache remains enabled). The practical test of January 06, 2023 shows the performance for simultaneous write and read operations. The lower the duration, the better the performance.

AS SSD TEST: Mushkin Element 256GB
AS SSD Copy-Benchmark Transfer rate: Duration:
ISO
two large files
1432,80 MB/s
1,60 s
Program
many small files
987,72 MB/s
7,13 s
Game
small and large files
1010,93 MB/s
6,83 s

Compression Performance Test

Here, the writing and reading speed of the the Mushkin SSDSSD is measured depending on the compressibility of the data (according to the manufacturer, these should be 2000MB/s and 1400MB/s respectively).

AS SSD TEST: Mushkin Element 256GB

CrystalDiskMark Benchmark

Here, two sequential and two random performance tests are performed, similar to the ones performed on the AS SSD.

CrystalDiskMark Benchmark TEST: Mushkin Element 256GB
CDM Read [MB/s] Write [MB/s]
SEQ1M
Q8T1
2007,57
1131,16
SEQ1M
Q1T1
1912,15
1141,22
RND4K
Q32T16
827,83
865,37
RND4K
Q1T1
65,91
189,25

Input/Output operations per second

CDM Read [IPOS] Write [IPOS]
SEQ1M
Q8T1
1.914,60
1.078,80
SEQ1M
Q1T1
1.823,60
1.088,40
RND4K
Q32T16
202.108,00
211.272,00
RND4K
Q1T1
16.090,80
46.203,60

Average latency

CDM Read [µs] Write [µs]
SEQ1M
Q8T1
4.174,30
7.398,45
SEQ1M
Q1T1
548,17
918,25
RND4K
Q32T16
2.530,82
2.421,63
RND4K
Q1T1
62,05
21,54

HD Tune Pro Endurance test

A long-term test was performed here to make full use of the memory capacity. You can see when a cache is full and the writing performance decreases. A test file of 50 GB was written to the medium. After approx. 32 GB, the pSLC-Cache was full and the performance was throttled.
At least the test file could be read with an average write speed of 1820 MB/s and written with 366 MB/s.

HD Tune Endurance Test TEST: Mushkin Element 256GB

HD Tune Pro Benchmark

HD Tune writes a 5 GB file to the Mushkin M.2 SSD. The transfer data of the read speed is displayed graphically. The minimum, maximum and average values are also determined. The determined access time and burst rate are also displayed.

HD Tune TEST: Mushkin Element 256GB

ATTO Disk Benchmark

Here, a 256 MB file is written several times to the Mushkin M.2 SSD . The I/O block size varies (from 512 bytes to 64 megabytes). The larger the blocks, the faster they can be written and read.

ATTO Disk Benchmark TEST: Mushkin Element 256GB

SSD-Z Benchmark

Similar to HD Tune, a 500 MB file is written to the Mushkin M.2 SSD here. is written. The transfer data is displayed. The more constant the line, the better.

SSD-Z TEST: Mushkin Element 256GB


Information about the test system can be found at the bottom of the home page.
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