The Taiwanese company is launching a number of new models that may become the cheapest in their field down the road
Although Team Group is not a company that belongs to the elite of the storage market, in recent years it has made several moves that have successfully strengthened its position and presence in the field - and now the modelsSSD Its budget GX1 and GX2 series are among the most lucrative to be found in stores, both in the country and abroad.
Team Group currently offers a significant number of drives SSD Under its name and under its sub-brands Cardea, T-Force, Vulcan and Delta - and this offering is now joined by a number of mid-range and affordable models at interesting prices, both for the traditional 2.5-inch configuration and in a modern M.2 configuration with compliance with the standardNVMe.
The CX1 models are available in 2.5-inch configuration with SATA III interface, in volumes of between 240GB and 960GB, with maximum transfer speeds of 540 MB per second in reading and 490 MB per second in writing, MTBF figure of 2 million hours and warranty per episode A period of 3 years with a writing volume of 23 percent of the total drive volume on a daily basis.
The company does not excel in detailing technical data about its models unfortunately, so we have no information about the type of flash chips or the type of controller on which the CX1 drives are based (it can be estimated that these are drives without dynamic cache memory, because the product page only mentions the layer Memories SLC) - but official recommended prices of $ 30 for the base volume, $ 49 for the 480GB volume and $ 88 for the 960GB volume are definitely competitive and close to the lowest prices currently on the market, so a further slight cut below the official cost (and independent reviews that will verify the hardware Itself is not based on catastrophic corner circles) could turn them into big hits for those looking for maximum cost-effectiveness.
The CX2 models offer a look and capabilities that are almost identical to the CX1 models, with volumes of 256GB to 1TB that provide the same continuous transfer speeds of up to 540MB per second in read and up to 490MB per second in write with a three-year warranty of 21 writes Percentage of total drive volume daily. Recommended prices are $ 32 for a base volume of 256GB, along with $ 51 for a volume of 512GB and $ 90 for a maximum volume of one terabyte - close enough to the CX1 models to be an interesting alternative, with great potential if there is any additional discount beyond the price tag The declared.
Another new family answers to the EX2 name and currently consists of only 512GB and 1TB volumes - in a traditional 2.5-inch configuration and a design similar to that of the CX1 and CX2 and slightly improved transfer speeds of up to 550 MB per second in reading and up to 520 MB per second in writing. These drives will also come with a three-year warranty and write permissions of 21 percent of the volume of the entire drive every day - at recommended prices of $ 57 for 512GB and $ 100 for one terabyte.
Team Group's latest model, for now, arrives in the world ofNVMe Budget - The MP33 Pro drives are expanding its range of MP33 and MP34 models to date, with capabilities that are somewhere in between: 512GB and 2TB volumes with transfer speeds of up to 2,100MB / s per read and up to 1,700MB -Bate per second in writing, random performance of up to 220,000IOPS in reading and up to 200,000IOPS in writing under warranty for 5 years with writing volumes of 43 percent of volume each day.
It is not easy to differentiate between the MP33, MP34 and MP33 Pro models, which are all characterized by an almost completely identical generic outer shell, so consumers will need to examine in depth what exactly they get for their money - but official prices of $ 60 per 512GB and $ 104 per volume One terabyte is a good starting point that helps the village partially on this puzzling disadvantage.