SSD (Strong State Drive) expertise is all the time bettering and its pricing stays affordable as velocity and capacities enhance. SSD expertise has turn out to be accessible to PC avid gamers who want an increasing number of storage as video games develop bigger. We obtained a 2TB T-FORCE CARDEA A440 Professional Particular Collection SSD from TeamGroup that seems to have been particularly developed for the PlayStation 5 as its lettering signifies Pro Special 5eries.
The A440 Professional Particular Collection is a really quick Gen 4 x4 PCIe 4.0 7,400MBps/7,000 MBps PCIe 4.0 NVMe SSD. We put it by way of its paces in opposition to six different SSDs. We particularly need to see whether it is virtually sooner for PC gaming than our different two NVMe Gen 4 x4 SSDs – a 1TB 7,000MBps/6,000MBps SSD or our 2TB 5,000 MBps/4,400 MBps SSD.
We can even deal with its efficiency by evaluating it with three different NVMe/PCIe SSDs, a transportable USB 3.2 SSD, and a quick SATA III SSD: (1) a 1TB CARDEA A440 (7,000/6000MBps Gen 4 x4), (2) a 2TB CARDEA Ceramic C440 (5,000/4400MBps Gen 4 x4), (3) the 1TB CARDEA IOPS SSD (3,400/3000MBps, Gen 4 x3), (4) a now midrange TeamGroup 1TB MP33 (1,800/1,500MBps, Gen 3 x4 SSD), (5) a 4TB M200 transportable USB 3.2 Sort C SSD, and (6) a quick 1TB Delta MAX White RGB (560MBps/510MBps) SATA III SSD.
The T-FORCE CARDEA A440 Professional Particular Collection SSD is offered in 1TB, 2TB and 4TB capacities, priced at Amazon at $287.99 for the 2TB model. The T-FORCE CARDEA A440 (vanilla) SSD that we reviewed in January is at Amazon for $299.99 for 2TB, but it surely comes with two heatsinks. They’re each in the same worth vary to different quick PCIe 4.0 Gen4 x4 SSDs presently out there. For added worth comparisons, the 1TB SATA III Delta MAX is $124.99 at Amazon and it gives RGB lighting. The TeamGroup 2TB MP33 SSD is $179.99, the T-FORCE CARDEA IOPS is $119.99 solely supplied in a 1TB capability, and the 2TB CARDEA Ceramic C440 model is priced at $259.
Listed here are the options and specs of the T-FORCE CARDEA A440 Professional Particular Collection SSD that are taken straight from TeamGroup’s web site.
- PCIe Gen4x4 Interface & Loopy Quick Learn/ Write Speeds of >7000
- Particular Version White Extremely-thin Patented Graphene Cooling Fins with Zero Interference
- Extremely-large 4TB Gaming Storage Area
- 5-year Guarantee for Most Safety
- Taiwan Invention Patent (quantity : I703921)
- United States Patent (quantity : US11051392B2)
- China Utlity Patent (quantity : CN 211019739 U)
The specs, based mostly on CrystalDiskMark, boast as much as 7,400 Learn MB/s / 7,000 MB/s Write for the 2TB model and barely decrease Learn/Write speeds for the 1TB model that are glorious for a Gen 4 x4 PCIe 4.0 NVMe SSD. Though it includes a SLC cache that can 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 as much as 1,400TB of Write backed by a 5 yr assure and it options S.M.A.R.T and Trim help.
Subsequent we unbox the T-FORCE CARDEA A440 Professional Particular Collection SSD and take a better take a look at it.