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TeamGroup MP34Q 2TB M2 SSD (PCIe Gen 3.0 x4 / NVMe 1.3)
Breaching 3 GB/sec on QLC

Teamgroup has announced the release of their MP34Q M.2 NVMe SSD series, which is based on the QLC NAND technology. The controller is powered by a PS5012-E12 from Phison. Of course, if you require a big amount of cold storage as well as PCIe gen 3.0 speeds of up to 3 GB/sec, QLC could be the right answer. Since its founding in Taiwan in 1982, Team Group has established itself as a well-known hardware company with a lengthy track record of satisfying the needs of enthusiasts and gamers from all over the world. Product offerings from the company include DRAM memory and solid-state drives, as well as memory cards and USB thumb drives in a variety of capacities.

A new SSD from Team Group, the Team GroupMP34Q, is out for review today, and you probably have have a sense of what this SSD is all about based on the numbers “3” and “Q.” Peripheral component interconnect aka PCI-Express 3.0 with QLC NAND memory is used in this configuration. PCI-Express The MP34Q is powered by a Phison E12 controller, which is in turn paired with QLC NAND flash memory. Micron’s 96-layer flash chips are still the only QLC flash chips available on the market at this time.  Storage for the mapping tables of the SSD is provided by a DDR4-2666 DRAM chip, which provides a total of 1 GB of memory. The  QLC flash and a PCIe Gen3x4 interface is complemented by NVMe 1.3 and Dual Cache technologies, that include SLC Caching and DRAM Cache Buffering, as well as other advanced features. A larger capacity of up to 8TB is available as well, advertised at great read/write speeds of up to 3,400/3,000 MB/s, and a five-year official warranty provide consumers with the confidence to purchase and upgrade their storage devices over time.

   

PRODUCT

CAPACITY

MSRP (USD)

MP34Q M.2 PCIe SSD

2TB

299.99

4TB

699.99

8TB

1299.99

 

The endurance of these versions has been determined to be 450 TBW for the 2TB model, 900 TBW for the 4TB model, and 1800 TBW for the 8TB model, according to the manufacturer. The 2TB model is really the smallest SKU available for purchasing. The MP34Q is backed by a five-year warranty from Team Group, which is a fair bit. The 2TB model costs 15 cents per GB, so we’re not looking at a very inexpensive solution. QLC should provide better value and capacity, but it will sacrifice endurance and write performance. In contrast, when you increase the size of your volume storage capacity, your endurance numbers and overall performance grow in tandem with it. Whether it is QLC or not, the specifications are impressive; the question is, will this device live up to its promises?

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