TeamGroup has unveiled its new T-Force Cardea Z44Q series of entry-level PCIe 4.0 SSDs, which it claims are realistically priced compared to its other PCIe 4.0 SSD offerings.
TeamGroup Z44Q, an entry-level M.2 PCIe 4.0 SSD
The T-Force Cardea Z44Q SSDs use a 3D NAND QLC model and achieve read speeds of 5,000 MB/s and sequential write speeds of 4,000 MB/s for the 4 TB model. Read IOPS are up to 350K and write IOPS are around 600K. The 2TB model is slightly slower than its bigger brother, offering up to 3,700 MB/s sequential writes.
These speeds are far from what the PCIe 4.0 interconnect interface allows. It goes without saying, then, that these drives should be priced lower than other faster PCIe 4.0 SSDs. These drives are fully NVMe 1.4 compliant and have a standard M.2-2280 form factor. Available capacities are 2TB and 4TB. The 2TB drive has a load capacity of up to 400 TBW, while the 4TB model is rated for write speeds of up to 800 TBW. TeamGroup offers a 5-year warranty on these SSDs.
As usual, the T-Force Cardea Z44Q SSDs use an aluminum heat sink. TeamGroup claims that this provides a 15% temperature reduction, which is an improvement over graphene heatsinks that typically reduce temperatures by 9%.
The manufacturer has not announced pricing for the T-Force Cardea Z44Q series at this time. You can visit the official website for more information.