Team Group T-Force Cardea A440 Pro 2 TB Review 10

Team Group T-Force Cardea A440 Pro 2 TB Review

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Introduction

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Team Group is a well-known Taiwanese hardware manufacturer with a long history of catering to the needs of enthusiasts and gamers from all over the globe. Their lineup includes DRAM memory and solid-state drives, and they also offer various memory cards and USB thumb drives.



In today's review, we'll be taking a look at the Team Group T-Force Cardea A440 Pro 2 TB. Their latest SSD release is built around Phison's new E18 controller paired with the newest 176-layer 3D TLC NAND flash from Micron. Also included is 2 GB of DRAM cache. If you've been following my reviews, you'll certainly remember our Phison E18 + 176-Layer NAND Preview from May this year. Seems that we're finally seeing the market release of these drives. Just last week, I reviewed the Kingston KC3000, which uses the same hardware configuration, and I have more reviews in the pipe of drives using the E18 controller.

The Team Group Cardea A440 Pro comes in capacities of 1 TB ($190), 2 TB ($360), and 4 TB ($900). Endurance for these models is set to 700 TBW, 1400 TBW, and 3000 TBW respectively. Team Group includes a five-year warranty with the A440 Pro.

Specifications: Team Group T-Force Cardea A440 Pro 2 TB SSD
Brand:Team Group
Model:TM8FPR002T0C128
Capacity:2000 GB (1863 GB usable)
48 GB additional overprovisioning
Controller:Phison PS5018-E18
Flash:Micron 176-Layer 3D TLC B47R
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DRAM:2x 1 GB SKHynix DDR4-2666
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Endurance:1400 TBW
Form Factor:M.2 2280
Interface:PCIe Gen 4 x4, NVMe 1.3
Device ID:T-FORCE TM8FPZ002T
Firmware:EIFM31.2
Warranty:5 years
Price at Time
of Review:
$360 / 18 cents per GB
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