Team Group T-Create Expert 2 TB Review - Endurance: 12,000 TBW! 23

Team Group T-Create Expert 2 TB Review - Endurance: 12,000 TBW!

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Packaging

Package Front
Package Back


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

Like most M.2 NVMe SSDs, the Team Group T-Create Expert connects to the host system over a PCI-Express 3.0 x4 interface.

SSD Teardown PCB Front
SSD Teardown PCB Back

On the PCB, you'll find the controller and four flash chips; two DRAM cache chips are installed, too.

Chip Component Analysis

SSD Controller

The Silicon Motion SM2262ENG is an eight-channel flash controller with support for NVMe 1.3, TLC, and DDR3/DDR4 memory.

SSD Flash Chips

The four flash chips are Micron 64-layer 3D TLC NAND; they have been rebranded by Team Group. Each chip has a capacity of 512 GB. I've verified these chips to be FortisMax, which has 10,000 P/E cycles.

SSD DRAM Chip

Two Micron DDR3-1600 chips provide 2 GB of fast DRAM storage for the controller to store the mapping tables in.
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