Also on display at the TeamGroup booth was its T-Force Cardea Zero PCIe 4.0 x4 M.2 which uses the Phison PS5016-E16 controller which we saw frequently throughout Computex this year. The T-Force Cardea Zero PCIe 4.0 x4 SSD will be available in 256 GB, 512 GB, and 1 TB capacities and conforms to the M.2 2280 form factor.

As with other other E16 SSD vendors, we are expecting stock to come to market through the year. What makes TeamGroup's version different to others is that the company stated to us that there will be a 256 GB model. At present, none of the other E16 vendors have committed to an SSD of this side, instead all saying that a 500/512GB model will be the first to come to the market.


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  • azfacea - Wednesday, June 12, 2019 - link

    this might be unfair but for some reason, i can only trust samsung, WD, and maybe crucial with my data.
  • RMSe17 - Wednesday, June 12, 2019 - link

    One way to think of it is that every storage device is guaranteed to fail eventually - it just may take a Very long time. Or it may happen very soon. Ultimately it's risk/convenience/cost as far as backups and just how much of how often is backed up. I got a 10TB WD USB3 drive to do some backup. Ran through once to do full backup from all my drives. Few months later I figure time to update, plug it in to do new copies, and it just clicks at me... still under warranty, but just shows that you never really know when things fail.
  • JoeyJoJo123 - Wednesday, June 12, 2019 - link

    All companies make bad products. Even Samsung had a big issue with 850 EVO series SSDs at one point.

    You should ideally just be trusting of validated SKUs or product series due to trusted positive reviews, not an entire company's portfolio just on brand recognition alone.
  • Vatharian - Wednesday, June 12, 2019 - link

    850 EVO? Oooops? Could you elaborate? It happens I have several dozens of 850s RAIDed currently.
  • 29a - Wednesday, June 12, 2019 - link

    I think he's talking about the 840.
  • JoeyJoJo123 - Wednesday, June 12, 2019 - link

    Whoops yeah, typo and no edit feature.
  • piroroadkill - Thursday, June 13, 2019 - link

    It was the 840, and it was just that it got slower. They eventually released a firmware update.
  • Mr.Vegas - Sunday, June 30, 2019 - link

    I had x3 840 drives: 750GB [rather expensive SSD back then] and two 120GB
    The 840 was Never fixed, the firmware update helped temporally but never solved the problem.
    Eventually Samsung added a NAND refresh option to Samsung Magician [it only visible to 840 models] and had two options, either run it automatically every X days or manually.
    It had to read and then write every file to make the SSD fast.
    The issue was that the older the files that never moved got low read speed, the older the file the slower the read, so the program refreshed it.
    The firmware update did the same, one time after update, but after some months people started to complain that the problem came back, so Samsung found out that this file refresh has to be applied all the time and came out with software solution.
    This bug made the 840EVO worthless for people that knew about it, mostly didnt and still dont.
  • piroroadkill - Thursday, June 13, 2019 - link

    In the early days of SSDs, I bought an OCZ Vertex 2, which I got burnt on (and received an replacement for). After that, I went for Intel.. until they decided to stop making their own controllers. Then it's been 100% Samsung all the way, Pro drives for data that matters.
  • Metroid - Wednesday, June 12, 2019 - link

    Funny, no manufacturer listed priced them yet, are they afraid to say they want a leg and an arm for it? hehe

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