TeamGroup T-FORCE CARDEA A440 PRO | PCIe 4.0 NVMe SSD
TeamGroup offers the T-FORCE CARDEA A440 PRO NVMe SSD, the PCIe Gen 4.0 SSD is among the faster NVMe SSDs we have tested so far, with a transfer rate of up to 7200 MB/sec. Not only does it have a visually appealing design with its include heatsink, but it also performs very quickly and efficiently. It has performance levels passing 7 GB/sec. Team introduced the A440 PRO as a fresh new solid-state drive with a capacity starting at 1TB up-to 4TB. It’s an NVMe M.2 SSD that supports PCI Express 4.0. The used Phison E18-based flagship NVMe SSD offering is a completely different animal from the rest of the Phison E18-based SSDs that are currently available on the market today. Team is using premium Micron 176L NAND for the SSD, which are cut, stacked, and packed entirely in-house. Team claims read rates of (up-to) 7.2 GB/s and 7.4 GB/s, respectively, for the 2TB and 4TB variants, according to their specifications. Random 4K performance is said to be up to 1 million IOPS for both reads and writes. These are the exact statistics that the Phison E18 controller indicates is its maximum performance. The 2 TB version that was tested costs roughly 369 EUR/USD thus 18 cents per gigabyte (GB). The NVMe M.2 SSD has PCI-Express 4.0 (x4) connectivity, which is faster than last-gen models. The capacity lineup consists of three models with differing capacities: 1TB, 2TB, and 4TB. As well as being capable of sequential reading and writing speeds of up to 7,400 megabytes per second (MB/s), and random reading and writing speeds of up to 7,000 megabytes per second, 3D TLC NAND also has random reading and writing capabilities of up to 1.000,000 IOPS and PCI-Express 4.0 support for high-speed versions of the technology. SSDs of the highest potential level of performance (X4) When random access is used, the processing speed is extremely high. The product is also fitted with a large heat sink, which allows for even greater optimization of cooling performance. In addition to providing exceptional performance and long-term durability, the SSD is made with high-density 3D TLC NAND, which provides up to 3,000 TB Written for the 4TB model and 1400 TBW for the tested 2 TB model, respectively. A projected mean time between failure (MTBF) of 3.0 million hours is predicted for the product, which is covered by a five-year warranty.
|Type / SKU||Solid State modules (SSM) / SKC3000D/2048G|
|Form factor||M.2 2280|
|Controller||Phison PS5018-E18, 8 channels|
|Interface||M.2/M-Key (PCIe 4.0 x4)|
|IOPS 4K read/Write||1M/1M|
|NAND modules||3D-NAND TLC|
|TBW||700 TBW (1GB) / 1400 TBW (2TB) / 3000 TBW (4TB)|
|Reliability prediction||1.6 Mio. hours (MTBF)|
|Cache||1GB (DDR4), pSLC-Cache|
This SSD boasts among the fastest hardware configuration we’ve seen from a Phison-based drives to date, according to our tests. A non-volatile memory express (NVMe 1.4) capable M.2 form factor SSD, it is packed with unique Vertically stacked TLC written (3-bits per cell) NAND. In today’s world, the performance numbers provided by a quality SATA3 SSD are still outstanding. However, with the more specialized NVMe SSDs, you can easily triple times two performance, resulting in some truly impressive numbers across the board. With an M.2 2280 form factor of 8cm, the item will be compatible with the vast majority of ATX motherboards that support M.2. In any case, are you interested in learning more about the fundamental performance of this product? Well, it’s all listed; on to the next pages and the remainder of the review.