Wednesday, November 13th 2013

Team Group Announces Dark L3 SSD

Probably most of us remember those days, when we were pushing the power button on computer and we could slowly go to kitchen and make some morning coffee. If operating system was installed long time ago, we had to wait at least few minutes until it was finally loaded. After all this we could finally make few clicks to start all programs which were needed for the work and again wait till computer read all data on hard drive. In many multilayer games, people with the faster 10K HDD were spawned on map faster than others what allows them first to collect best weapons and strong armor. Today the slow and noisy magnetic hard drives are going slowly on retirement and people switch on much faster and noiseless SSD disks.

Team Group is a known manufacturer in Europe, especially when it comes to easy overclocked RAM modules at good prices. It is company policy and mission to bring good quality products to everyone, but with reasonable price. Today, the company launches new solid-state drives 2.5" called DARK L3. The model is available in three capacity versions - 60 GB, 120 GB and 240 GB.
Despite the low prices, all three Team Group drives reads data with very high speed - 550 MB/s and writes data at 450 MB/s (60 GB) and 500 MB/s (120 and 240 GB). All was confirmed in ATTO Disk Benchmark, so to speak more clearly the results says that those disk are more than five times faster than normal old 7200rpm hard drives and only if we are talking about a big single file. If we calculate speed with many different files putted on different sectors, the difference is even hard to compare anymore. Moreover the cheapest 60 GB version can perform 35.000 random read operations per seconds, when old typical 7200rpm HDD could do only 75 to 100 operations. Loooaaaaddingggg times are finally over.

Team Group Dark L3 SSD are built in 2.5 inch format and have a height of 7mm, what means they are suitable for normal PCs, laptops and also thin and powerful ultrabooks. If you don't want to change the whole computer, but just to replace the drive for faster, you can smile now, cause you don't need to reinstall operating system and all the programs anymore. There is an easy way to move all your hard drive content to new fast Team Group disk without loosing anything.
  • Dimensions: 70 x 7 x 100.5 mm
  • Form factor: 2.5"
  • Weight: 80g
  • Controller: PHISON - PS3108-S8
  • NAND: MLC (Multi-Level Cell)
  • Interface: SATAIIII (compatible also with SATAII)
  • Performance:
    o Maximum read: 550 MB/s
    o Maximum write: 450 MB/s (240 GB version - 500 MB/s)
    (test base on software: ATTO Disk Benchmark)
    o IOPS 4K (random read): 35.000
    o IOPS 4K (random write): 25.000 (50.000 for 120 GB / 240 GB)
  • MTBF: 1.500.000 hours
  • Operating environment: 0 - 70 degrees C
  • Shock test: do 1000G
  • Manufacturer warranty: 3 years
  • Features: TRIM, SMART, NCQ, Background Garbage Collection, Bad Block Management, Dynamic & Static Wear-leveling
  • RAID support: Yes
  • Compatibility: Windows XP, 7, 8, 8.1, Chrome OS
Suggested end user price:
  • 60 GB - 49 Euro incl. VAT
  • 120 GB - 74 Euro incl. VAT
  • 240 GB - 149 Euro incl. VAT
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2 Comments on Team Group Announces Dark L3 SSD

Quite the oddest lead in to describing a product.
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natr0n, post: 3015916"
Quite the oddest lead in to describing a product.
The bad English was starting giving me a headache!
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