T-Force Vulcan G Solid State Drive Review

Testing – Anvil, PCMARK 10 and Aida64

Our next storage benchmark is the Anvil’s Storage Utility Pro. Anvil’s Storage Utility has an array of tests to measure the performance of your storage device. Anvil’s Storage Utility Pro has the ability to monitor, and test read and write speeds on storage devices such as hard drives and SSDs.  Anvil also provides information from the Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI) that shows basic information about the disk and its parameters, including partitions and volumes. For Anvil, we ran the standard SSD benchmark, the endurance benchmark, and the three Que Depth tests, read, write, and mixed IO.


For the Anvil’s Storage Utility SSD benchmark, we ran both the 100% Incompressible test, as well as the 0-Fill test. For the 100% incompressible benchmark, our Vulcan G SSD achieved a sequential read speed of 526.34 MB/s and a sequential write speed of 445.80 MB/s. On the 0-Fill test, our Vulcan G SSD achieved a sequential read speed of 524.19 MB/s and a sequential write speed of 436.86 MB/s. We also ran the Anvil’s endurance test. Our settings were a minimum of 12 GB free, a maximum of 1000 files run on 10 total loops.


The first of the queue depth tests is the random read queue depth test. Our Vulcan G SSD hit 37808.1 random read IOPS in this test. Our Vulcan G SSD hit 77099.2 random write IOPS. On the Mixed IO test, our Vulcan G SSD hit 8161.4 random read/write IOPS.

The next test we ran was PCMARK 10. PCMARK 10 is a full system benchmark with an array of tests. For the T-Force Vulcan G SSD, we ran the full system drive benchmark in PCMARK 10. This test takes about an hour to run. IL, the makers of PCMARK 10 describe this test as follows in the tests details. “The Full System Drive benchmark uses a wide-ranging set of real-world traces from popular applications and common tasks to fully test the performance of the fastest modern drives. This benchmark writes 204 GB of data to the drive over the duration of the test. This data is deleted when the test ends.”

Vulcan G SSD PCMARK 10

Our 512 GB T-Force Vulcan G SSD achieved an overall score of 803 and a bandwidth of 134.99 MB/s. Now, on to Aida 64. For Aida54 we generally run the linear read and linear write tests. However, for whatever reason, I was unable to run the linear write tests on the Vulcan G SSD. In fact, I tried with several different drives on more than one system and kept getting the same error. I used Windows Diskpart to clean the drive thinking that would allow me to run the write test, it did not. I have reached out to a few people that review specifically storage products for advice. As soon as I am able to run the linear write test, I will update this review.


Our T-Force Vulcan G SSD averaged 519.3 MB/s on the Aida64 Linear Read test with a maximum of 522.7 MB/s and a minimum of 513.8 MB/s. As I made note of earlier, I was unable to run the Aida64 Linear write test. I just kept getting the same error.