TEST: Mushkin Tempest 256GB M.2 SSD

Here you can find a detailed performance and benchmark test of the M.2 NVMe SSD Tempest with 256GB (MKNSSDTS256GB-D8) from Mushkin.
Score
2752
Price/GB
0,11 €


Technical data
Image Tempest
Manufacturer Mushkin
Model number MKNSSDTS256GB-D8
Storage capacity 256 GB (238 GiB)
pSLC-Cache 52 GB approx.
Read speed 3100 MB/s
Write speed 1400 MB/s
Interface PCIe 3.0 x4
Connection M.2 2280
Memory module (NAND) TLC
DRAM Cache no
TBW (Total Bytes Written) 125 Terabyte
Controller InnoGrit IG5216
Price ca. 27 USD (= 0,11 $ / GB)
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Compared to the top performer*
Read speed
84 %
Write speed
49 %

*) 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 2752 points was achieved.

AS SSD TEST: Mushkin Tempest 256GB

AS SSD Read: Write:
Seq
in megabytes per second
2718,08 MB/s
1238,24 MB/s
4K
in megabytes per second
61,25 MB/s
153,78 MB/s
4K-64Thrd
in megabytes per second
774,62 MB/s
856,11 MB/s
Access time
in milliseconds
0,033 ms
0,731 ms
Score
1108
1134
Total score
2752

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 February 03, 2023 shows the performance for simultaneous write and read operations. The lower the duration, the better the performance.

AS SSD TEST: Mushkin Tempest 256GB
AS SSD Copy-Benchmark Transfer rate: Duration:
ISO
two large files
1563,98 MB/s
1,47 s
Program
many small files
1068,10 MB/s
6,59 s
Game
small and large files
1188,68 MB/s
5,81 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 3100MB/s and 1400MB/s respectively).

AS SSD TEST: Mushkin Tempest 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 Tempest 256GB
CDM Read [MB/s] Write [MB/s]
SEQ1M
Q8T1
3009,37
1276,75
SEQ1M
Q1T1
1887,63
1285,07
RND4K
Q32T16
828,93
997,83
RND4K
Q1T1
65,42
185,02

Input/Output operations per second

CDM Read [IOPS] Write [IOPS]
SEQ1M
Q8T1
2.870,00
1.217,60
SEQ1M
Q1T1
1.800,20
1.225,50
RND4K
Q32T16
202.376,00
243.611,00
RND4K
Q1T1
15.972,70
45.171,90

Average latency

CDM Read [µs] Write [µs]
SEQ1M
Q8T1
2.785,77
6.555,70
SEQ1M
Q1T1
555,10
815,53
RND4K
Q32T16
2.526,54
2.098,55
RND4K
Q1T1
62,48
22,00

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 100 GB was written to the medium. After approx. 52 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 629 MB/s and written with 496 MB/s.

HD Tune Endurance Test TEST: Mushkin Tempest 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 Tempest 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 Tempest 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 Tempest 256GB


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