T-FORCE CARDEA ZERO Z440 2TB SSD Gaming Evaluation

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BTR just lately acquired a 2TB T-FORCE CARDEA ZERO Z440 SSD from TeamGroup which is an older PCIe 4.0 Gen 4 x4 drive that seems to be notably helpful for motherboards with built-in NVMe heatsinks due to its skinny graphene foil cooling resolution.  SSD (Strong State Drive) expertise is regularly bettering and its pricing stays affordable as velocity and capacities improve for players who want extra storage as video games develop bigger.  CARDEA ZERO Z440 is a quick 5,000MBps/4,400 MBps SSD that we put it by way of its paces in opposition to seven different SSDs.  We particularly need to see the way it compares particularly in PC gaming with our different three NVMe Gen 4 x4 SSDs – a 2TB 7,400MBps/7000MBps SSD, a 1TB 7,000MBps/6,000MBps SSD, and one other 2TB 5,000 MBps/4,400 MBps SSD.

We may also deal with its efficiency in addition to evaluating it with 5 NVMe/PCIe SSDs, a transportable USB 3.2 SSD, and a quick SATA III SSD: (1) a 2TB CARDEA A440 Professional Particular Collection (7,400/7,000MBps Gen 4 x4), (2) a 1TB CARDEA A440 (7,000/6000MBps Gen 4 x4), (3) a 2TB CARDEA Ceramic C440 (5,000/4400MBps Gen 4 x4), (4) the 1TB CARDEA IOPS SSD (3,400/3000MBps, Gen 4 x3), (5) a now midrange TeamGroup 1TB MP33 (1,800/1,500MBps, Gen 3 x4 SSD), (6) a 4TB M200 transportable USB 3.2 Sort C SSD (2,000/2,000MBps), and (7) a quick 1TB Delta MAX White RGB (560MBps/510MBps) SATA III SSD.

The T-FORCE CARDEA ZERO Z440 SSD is obtainable in 1TB and 2TB capacities, priced at Amazon at $227.99 for the 2TB model (and at $119.99 for the 1TB model).  The T-FORCE CARDEA A440 Professional Particular Collection SSD is priced at Newegg at $287.99 for the 2TB model.  The T-FORCE CARDEA A440 (vanilla) SSD is at Amazon for $299.99 for 2TB, but it surely comes with two heatsinks, and the 2TB CARDEA Ceramic C440 is priced at $229.99.  They’re all in comparable value ranges to different comparable quick PCIe 4.0 Gen 4 x4 SSDs at the moment obtainable.  

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For added value comparisons, the TeamGroup 2TB MP33 NVMe SSD is $145.99, the T-FORCE NVMe CARDEA IOPS is $117.82 and solely provided in a 1TB capability as is the SATA III Delta MAX at Amazon for $109.99 but it surely gives RGB lighting.  The 4TB M200 Transportable USB 3.2 Gen2 x2 Sort C SSD is $659.99 whereas the 2TB model is $267.99.

Options & Specs

Listed below are the options and specs of the T-FORCE CARDEA ZERO Z440 SSD that are taken immediately from TeamGroup’s web site.


  • M.2 NVMe PCIe Gen4 x4 strong state drive. Helps the newest platform AMD X570
  • Glorious efficiency – Learn velocity is as much as 5,000 MB/s[1]. Enhances the velocity and efficiency of the general system
  • Three warmth dissipation components – the mix of graphene and copper can present wonderful warmth dissipation. 0.2mm ultra-thin and patented cooling module can keep away from interference throughout set up
  • A number of safety, good administration expertise – successfully screens the standing of strong state drive and maximizes its efficiency
  • Product guarantee – five-year product guarantee with free technical assist service
  • Taiwan Invention Patent (quantity: I703921)
  • China Utility Patent (quantity: CN 211019739 U)


The specs, primarily based on CrystalDiskMark, boast as much as 5,000 Learn MB/s / 4,400 MB/s Write for the 2TB model and the identical speeds for the 1TB model that are superb for an older Gen 4 x4 PCIe 4.0 NVMe SSD.  Though it contains a SLC cache that may degrade past its capability threshold and isn’t able to sustaining its write efficiency till full, it’s distinctive for gaming and most purposes.  The 2TB mannequin is rated for a strong lifespan of three,600 terabytes written backed by a 5 yr assure, and it options S.M.A.R.T and Trim assist.

We have been curious as to why TeamGroup picked the title, “Cardea“.  In Greek and Roman mythology, Cardea was the ‘Goddess of the Hinge’, a household protector who saved evil spirits from getting into their houses.  Cardea comes from the Latin phrase ‘cardo’, which suggests hinge, pole, axis, or juncture with the identical root as “cardiology”, which suggests related to the center/middle.  Cardo was additionally basic to Roman metropolis planning.  It seems that a SSD/storage is on the coronary heart of a PC and important to it.  

Subsequent we unbox the T-FORCE CARDEA ZERO Z440 SSD and take a more in-depth take a look at it.