There are no innovations left in the world of storage outside of the flash chips themselves? You laughed at the Taiwanese manufacturer Team Group, which manages to surprise us twice in a short time - both in the segment of drivesSSD In the good old 2.5 configuration and the cut-out drivesNVMe Agile in the modern M.2 interface.
The veteran company has several drives in the market SSD With built-in RGB illumination, appealing to gaming enthusiasts and modding enthusiasts looking for a perfectly bright and shining system - and now it's increasing the range and versatility with the T-Force Delta Max, which looks more like a small TV screen inside the system than a drive storage traditional.
The top of the Delta Max consists of a relatively thin black frame and a semi-transparent central part with a large number of programmable LEDs underneath it - and all that is left for consumers is to connect the product to the motherboard and start raving about the countless lighting options available in such a product. Below the surface there is also a legitimate modern storage drive, with Silicon Motion SM2258 controller, chips NAND 560D in TLC configuration, continuous transfer speeds of up to 510MB in read and up to 90,000MB in writing, random performance of up to 250IOPS and volumes of between 2GB and XNUMXTB.
The official prices are not particularly low, standing at $ 60 as a base for 250GB and $ 90 and $ 150 for 500GB and terabyte volumes respectively - but our experience with other models from the company suggests that there is hope that actual prices will be different and significantly lower .
The colorful model joins the cool Cardea Liquid model - the driveSSD The first home with CCTV to lower operating temperature up to 10 degrees Celsius compared to drives SSD Others who come without means Cooling Rule, and for optimal and stable performance over time.
The Cardea Liquid drive is designed for relatively advanced users because it comes without coolant, and is based on user-sponsored filling (which also allows color to be matched to other chassis components for dedicated modding enthusiasts), although after initial filling it is actually a passive closed-circuit system that does not need For the pump to operate - two compartments in the cooling compartment will allow liquid heated by the operation of the controllerSSD Flow from one chamber to another and make room for cool liquid which will continue the circulation and heat dissipation operation.
It will certainly be interesting to examine the mechanism performance Cooling This is in extreme situations compared to the mechanisms Cooling Air, passive and active, which we have already encountered in the field of NVMe drives - some of which declare the ability to reduce more than ten degrees Celsius from the temperature of the controller and storage chips, relative to drives without Cooling rule.
Beneath the interesting heat sink there is a controller Phison The advanced and popular E12 is capable of delivering transfer speeds of up to 3,400 megabytes per second in read and up to 3,000 megabytes in writing, with a maximum random performance of 450,000IOPS and 400,000 IOPS in reading and writing of small 4 kilobytes (respectively). The drive will be offered in volumes of 512GB, 256GB and terabytes and with a warranty for a period of three years, as part of an impressive writing volume of more than the full drive volume on a daily basis.
Recommended prices are 100 dollars per Cardea Liquid 512GB drive and 170 dollars per Terabyte volume, the maximum available in this product for now. Will see more drives soon SSD efforts Cooling Water of similar kind and spur gradual price reductions? We will continue to monitor and update.
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