Team Group is a well-known Taiwanese memory and flash storage maker with a long history of catering to the needs of users from all over the globe. Today, we have for review the Team Group Cardea II M.2 NVMe PCIe SSD in the 1 TB version.
The drive uses the compact M.2 form factor with a PCI-Express x4 connection to the rest of the system. Phison's new E12 controller is used, paired with Toshiba 3D TLC flash chips. Rounding off the package is 1 GB of DDR4 DRAM to store the flash mapping tables. From a technical perspective that makes it very similar to the Team Group MP34 SSD we reviewed a while ago. The big difference is that the Cardea II comes with a large metal heatsink pre-installed, which should help keep temperatures in check to avoid any thermal throttling.
The Team Group Cardea II SSD is available in capacities of 256 GB ($61), 512 GB ($91), and 1 TB ($151). Endurance is rated at 380 TB, 800 TB, and 1,665 TB respectively.
|Specifications: Team Group Cardea II 1 TB|
|Capacity:||1024 GB (954 GB usable)|
No additional overprovisioning
|Flash:||Toshiba 15 nm, 64-layer 3D TLC|
|DRAM:||2x Hynix DDR4-2400 512 MB|
|Form Factor:||M.2 2280|
|Interface:||PCIe Gen 3 x4, NVMe 1.3|
|Device ID:||T-FORCE TM8FP5001T|