Neo Forza NFP400 Series NFP455 2 TB Review 8

Neo Forza NFP400 Series NFP455 2 TB Review

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The Drive

SSD Front
SSD Back

The drive uses the M.2 2280 form factor, which makes it 22 mm wide and 80 mm long.

SSD Interface Connector

While most other M.2 NVMe SSDs transfer data over the PCI-Express 3.0 x4 interface, the Neo Forza NFP400 Series connects to the host system over a PCI-Express 4.0 x4 interface, which doubles the theoretical bandwidth.


On the top side of the SSD, Neo Forza installed this copper foil. It's an easy way to reduce SSD temperatures without a bulky heatsink.

SSD Teardown PCB Front
SSD Teardown PCB Back

On the PCB, you'll find the controller, four flash chips, and two DRAM chips.

Chip Component Analysis

SSD Controller

The Innogrit IG5236 is the company's first controller to support PCI-Express 4.0. It uses eight channels to maximize transfer rates and is fabricated on a 12 nm process at TSMC Taiwan.

SSD Flash Chips

The four 128-layer 3D TLC flash chips are made by YMTC, a Chinese NAND maker that is government-backed. YMTC has an exclusive 3D die-stacking technology called Xtacking, which enables them to claim the "3D TLC" title, more about the tech here. Basically, the NAND storage array is manufactured on a die separate to the CMOS control logic die. In manufacturing, both dies are stacked with vertical interconnections. Obviously, this requires an extremely high degree of precision, but yields great density.

SSD DRAM Chip

Two Micron DDR4-3200 chips provide a total of 2 GB of fast DRAM storage for the controller to store the mapping tables.
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