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T-Force Vulcan G SSD Overview
The T-Force Vulcan G SSD comes in both 512 GB and 1 TB variants. This review will focus on the 512 GB version of the Vulcan G SSD. On the front of the Vulcan G SSD, we see the T-Force logo on the center of the drive and the Vulcan G branding is located at the bottom The T-Force Vulcan G SSD is a 2.5″ SATA 6 SSD That measures 100(L) x 69.9(W) x 7(H)mm.
Essentially your standard 2.5″ SATA drive. The T-Force Vulcan G SSD uses the latest 3D NAND Flash memory with SLC caching. unlike other types of NAND Flash memory, 3D Nand stacks the memory chips vertically on the PCB. This allows for higher-capacity drives, without having to increase the physical size of the drive. The Vulcan G SSD also uses an optimized SLC caching algorithm. SLC caching is used to increase read and write speeds of 3D NAND and TLC NAND under certain scenarios.
Looking at the back of the th58tft1v23ba8h you’ll find a decent amount of information on the drive. Here we can see the drive name and capacity. The sticker on the back of the Vulcan G SSD is also where you’ll find your serial number. There is also a void if removed warranty sticker, a UPC code, and a QR code that links to the Team Group website.
The T-Force Vulcan G SSD uses a standard SATA power and data connectors. There are holes for screws on the bottom of the Vulcan G SSD, as well as the side. This is for mounting your Vulcan G SSD on either an SSD mount or on a 3.5″ hard drive sled.
Next, we popped the casing off of the Vulcan G SSD. With any SSD review I do, I like to tare down the drive, whenever possible, to take a better look at the controller, PCB, and memory modules that are on it. The T-Force Vulcan G SSD came apart very easily, especially when compared to other drives.
All that is th58tft1v23ba8h needed is a plastic spudger and a Phillips head screwdriver. The spudger is used to pry off the top part of the housing. The Phillips head screwdriver is only needed to remove the PCB from the bottom section of the housing. The PCB for the Vulcan G SSD takes up less than a third of its housing. The PCB attaches to the housing via four screws.
The T-Force Vulcan G SSD uses the SM2258XT controller from Silicon Motion. The SM2258XT controller is SATA 6 GB/s controller. This controller can achieve sequential read speeds of up to 560 MB/s and sequential write speeds of 520 MB/s. On the IOPS, the SM2258XT can hit up to 75k random read IOPS and 75k random write IOPS. To learn more about the SM2258XT controller, click the link to download the product sheet.
The T-Force Vulcan G SSD uses Toshiba memory modules on the PCB. To be specific, the memory modules are the Toshiba TH58TFT1V23BA8H modules. Each chip on the PCB for the Vulcan G SSD is 256 GB of storage. I searched everywhere and could not find the product sheet for this specific memory module. However, I did find a Toshiba part number decoder that breaks down what the numbers on the modules mean. If you have any interest in these modules, check out the Toshiba part number decoder.
The Block Protection Operation provides the function to prohibit the Program and Erase operations to user selected blocks. The users protect individual blocks using the Set Feature, Write Enable and Protect Execute commands.
The last 128 blocks of the device are able to be set to protected blocks. The block protection setting is permanent. Once a block is protected, the users cannot unprotect the block. When PRT_E (bit ) in address B0h of the feature table is set to 1, and the users issue the Protect Execute command (2Ah), the user block will become a protected block.
The users must set the PRT_E bit (bit ) just before the Write Enable command for the Protect Execute. After the protection to the block, the users must clear bit  in address B0h using the Set Feature command. The users can issue the Protect Execute (2Ah) only one time for each
When the users change the setting of the device such as internal ECC enable/disable, parameter page is not updated. The Integrity CRC (Cyclic Redundancy Check) field is used to verify that the contents of the Parameter Page were transferred correctly to the host.
The CRC of the Parameter Page is a word (16-bit) field. The CRC calculation covers all of data between byte 0 and byte 253 of the Parameter Page inclusive. The CRC shall be calculated on byte (8-bit) quantities starting with byte 0 in the Parameter Page. The bits in the
8-bit quantity are processed from the most significant bit (bit 7) to the least significant bit (bit 0).
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