Team Group T-Force Cardea II 256Gb NVMe SSD review

Posted on November 07, 2022 by Raymond Chen

Team Group's T-Force Cardea II NVMe use PCIe M.2 3.0 x 4 interface. More details about this NVMe on our page.

Team Group T-Force Cardea II 256Gb NVMe SSD review

T-Force Cardea II (256Gb) produced by Team Group is powered by Phison PS5012-E12 controller. The NVMe write a data location map on Dynamic-Random Access Memory DDR3 or DDR4 to open a files without delays. The T-Force Cardea II comes equipped with Toshiba 3D TLC memory. Team Group T-Force Cardea II besides, available in 1 Tb and 512 Gb capacities.

Performance and benchmarks

SSD use PCIe M.2 3.0 x 4 computer expansion bus standard with sequential write speeds 3000 Mbps, and maximum read speeds 3400 Mbps. T-Force Cardea II has input/output performance 160000 on writing and 180000 on reading operations.

Endurance and warranty

Team Group give 3 years warranty period limited by endurance 380 TBW. As well it has 2 million hours mean time between failure.

Specs

Category Value
Capacity 256 Gb
Interface M.2 3.0 x 4
Controller Phison PS5012-E12
Memory type Toshiba 3D TLC
DRAM DDR3 or DDR4
Read speed (Mb/s) 3400
Write speed (Mb/s) 3000
Read IOPS 180000
Write IOPS 160000
Endurance (TBW) 380
MTBF (million hours) 2
Warranty (years) 3

Conclusion

T-Force Cardea II (256Gb) produced by Team Group support PCIe 3.0 that is undoubtedly slower than PCIe Gen4. The maximum write speed is 3000 Mbps, that is common for this interface. The SSD provide possibility to write 380 TBW, that is quite well in comparison with closest rivals. After evaluating all the facts, Team Group T-Force Cardea II 256Gb is a well-balanced NVMe SSD.

+ Pros

  • Good writing speed
  • Endurance

- Cons

  • PCIe 3.0
  • Capacity

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FAQ

The Team Group T-Force Cardea II has DDR3 or DDR4. DRAM makes storage faster, but also more expensive.

The T-Force Cardea II 256Gb due to the low density of memory chips may last without additional heat sinks. Some laptops or motherboards designed with additional cooling above and below the SSD to enhance performance during times of heavy loads.

The T-Force Cardea II 256Gb has maximum write speed 3000 Mb/s, read speed 3400 Mb per second. Storage operate on Phison PS5012-E12 controller and M.2 3.0 x 4 high-speed serial computer expansion bus standard. The NAND flash memory type is Toshiba 3D TLC.
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