TEST: Mushkin Tempest 512GB M.2 SSD

Here you can find a detailed performance and benchmark test of the M.2 NVMe SSD Tempest with 512GB (MKNSSDTS512GB-D8) from Mushkin.
Score
3934
Price/GB
0,16 €


Technical data
Image Tempest
Manufacturer Mushkin
Model number MKNSSDTS512GB-D8
Storage capacity 512 GB (477 GiB)
pSLC-Cache 104 GB approx.
Read speed 3300 MB/s
Write speed 2200 MB/s
Interface PCIe 3.0 x4
Connection M.2 2280
Memory module (NAND) TLC
DRAM Cache no
TBW (Total Bytes Written) 250 Terabyte
Controller InnoGrit IG5216
Price ca. 84 USD (= 0,16 $ / GB)
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Compared to the top performer*
Read speed
86 %
Write speed
65 %

*) 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 3934 points was achieved.

AS SSD TEST: Mushkin Tempest 512GB

AS SSD Read: Write:
Seq
in megabytes per second
2882,13 MB/s
2036,51 MB/s
4K
in megabytes per second
60,98 MB/s
155,52 MB/s
4K-64Thrd
in megabytes per second
1372,00 MB/s
1004,50 MB/s
Access time
in milliseconds
0,032 ms
0,708 ms
Score
1721
1364
Total score
3934

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 512GB
AS SSD Copy-Benchmark Transfer rate: Duration:
ISO
two large files
1796,18 MB/s
1,28 s
Program
many small files
1205,24 MB/s
5,84 s
Game
small and large files
1816,78 MB/s
3,80 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 3300MB/s and 2200MB/s respectively).

AS SSD TEST: Mushkin Tempest 512GB

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 512GB
CDM Read [MB/s] Write [MB/s]
SEQ1M
Q8T1
3301,05
2176,42
SEQ1M
Q1T1
1932,82
2149,89
RND4K
Q32T16
1507,03
1121,85
RND4K
Q1T1
64,96
167,68

Input/Output operations per second

CDM Read [IOPS] Write [IOPS]
SEQ1M
Q8T1
3.148,10
2.075,60
SEQ1M
Q1T1
1.843,30
2.050,30
RND4K
Q32T16
367.928,00
273.888,00
RND4K
Q1T1
15.858,60
40.938,20

Average latency

CDM Read [µs] Write [µs]
SEQ1M
Q8T1
2.539,62
3.844,81
SEQ1M
Q1T1
542,28
487,30
RND4K
Q32T16
1.389,56
1.867,47
RND4K
Q1T1
62,94
24,29

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 200 GB was written to the medium. After approx. 104 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 577 MB/s and written with 887 MB/s.

HD Tune Endurance Test TEST: Mushkin Tempest 512GB

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 512GB

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 512GB

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 512GB


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