(as of Apr 04,2022 05:21:07 UTC – Details)
Tom’s Hardware [Editor’s Choice] (October 26, 2021)
“A Speedy Value for PC or PS5″”Team Group’s T-Force Cardea A440 delivers high performance, similar to that of many other Phison E18 and Micron 96L TLC combinations we’ve reviewed. It isn’t the most responsive drive available, but is still very competitive in most circumstances”
PCMAG [Review at PCMAG] (July 13, 2021)
“Its high-rated speeds and fancy heat dissipation hardware come at a steep pr･ice, and its program-loading scores fall short of its otherwise stellar benchmark test performance, but it deserves a long look from SSD shoppers ready to join the PCIe 4.0 generation.”
Guru3D [Recommended Award] (May 25, 2021)
“Teamgroup released their super high-performance A440 M.2 NVMe SSD series. Powered by a vigorously fast PS5018-E18 controller, this Cardea series product is close to one of the most compelling SSDs we’ have tested in a while. If you like endurance and PCIe 4.0 performance levels breaching 7 GB/sec, of course.”
T-Force CARDEA A440 Graphene & Aluminum Heatsink SSD
The T-FORCE CARDEA A440 PCIe 4.0 SSD delivers awesome performance at lightning speeds. It supports the PCIe Gen4 x4 specification and the latest NVMe 1.4 standard, reading and writing up to 7,000/6,900 MB/s, and addresses the high temperatures generated by high-speed operations with two different high-performance heat sinks—the best option for high-speed performance.
Model: CARDEA A440Interface: PCIe Gen4.0 x4 with NVMe 1.4Capacity: 1TB / 2TBVoltage: DC +3.3VTerabyte Written: 1TB: 700TBW / 2TB: 1,400TBW
Performance Crystal Disk Mark:1TB Read/Write: up to 7,000/5,500 MB/s2TB Read/Write: up to 7,000/6,900 MB/sIOPS (IO Meter):1TB Read/Write: up to 650K/700K2TB Read/Write: up to 650K/700K
80.0(L) x 22.0(W) x 3.7(H) mm (with Graphene heat sink)80.0(L) x 23.4(W) x 12.9(H) mm (with Aluminum heat sink)
The heat sink needs to be assembled with the SSD by the user.
The graphene heat sink is a soft material that the creases attached will not affect the heat dissipation.
PRECAUTIONS  This product is compatible with Intel and AMD platforms, and the performance result is tested on a motherboard that supports PCIe 4.0 interface by the T-FORCE internal laboratory. The actual speed may vary depending on the software and hardware conditions of the platform.  With TEAMGROUP’s patented gaming fin type cooling module, both natural convection or forced air cooling (e.g. fan) can enhance heat dissipation. Long and rigorous test and burn-in test by the internal laboratory have proven that it can lower the temperature by up to 30℃ in open space and 10℃ in closed space, which provides more stable performance and extends the service life of the SSD.  The experimental data is based on T-FORCE internal laboratory’s test result. Under the same condition, the temperature test data is according to the comparison of the non-heat spreader M.2 PCIe Gen4 x4 SSD and the T-FORCE CARDEA A440 Solid State Drive. The relevant test environment is simulated under a fanless environment using mask. The actual speed may vary depending on the software and hardware conditions of the platform.  1GB=1,000,000,000 Bytes. In OS system, it would be displayed as 1,000,000,000 Bytes/1024/1024/1024 = 0.93GB  Definition and conditions of TBW (Terabytes Written)are based on JEDEC standard  PCIe SSD works best under WIN8.1 and WIN10 operating system. Windows Operating Systems earlier than Windows 8.1 does not support NVMe Driver natively. Users will need to install NVMe Driver prior installing the SSD.
Enjoy the lightning speed of the PCIe Gen4 x4
Supports the latest PCIe Gen4 x4 specification, reaching 7,000/6,900 MB/s, provides outstanding performance 15 times faster than ordinary SATA SSDs, and is backward compatible with PCIe 3.0 ports.
Featuring two patented heat sinks
Incorporate two patented heat sinks, giving you the benefits of a patented high-strength aluminum heat sink and a patented ultra-thin graphene heat sink at the same time, so you can choose your preferred method for dissipating heat.
Effective cooling—flexible installation
The patented high-strength aluminum heat sink features a unique thermal diversion design, capable of effectively reducing the temperature by up to 15%. The patented ultra-thin graphene heat sink features graphene material with excellent thermal conduction performance, delivering heat dissipation rates of up to 9%. Two patented heat sinks allow for flexible assembly without interference issues.
Supports the latest NVMe 1.4 standard
Supports the latest NVMe 1.4 standard, optimizes the NVM sets distribution mechanism and Predictable Latency Mode (PLM), effectively reducing latency, while minimizing read/write damage and improving system QoS. Uses the latest Read Recovery Level (RRL) technology to extend the SSD’s service life.
Product Highlight CARDEA A440 M.2 PCIe SSD Enjoy the lightning speed of the PCIe Gen4 x4 Featuring two patented heat sinks Effective cooling—flexible installation Supports the latest NVMe 1.4 standard TEAMGROUP – MEMORY OF A LIFETIME
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Aluminum / Graphene Aluminum Graphene Graphene Aluminum / Graphene Graphene
PCIe Gen4 x4 with NVMe 1.4 PCIe Gen4 x4 with NVMe 1.4 PCIe Gen4 x4 with NVMe 1.4 PCIe Gen4 x4 with NVMe 1.3 PCIe Gen4 x4 with NVMe 1.4 PCIe Gen4 x4 with NVMe 1.4
1TB / 2TB 1TB / 2TB / 4TB 1TB / 2TB / 4TB 1TB / 2TB 2TB / 4TB 500GB / 1TB
Performance (Read/Write) or Frequency
7,000/5,500 MB/s (1TB) 7,400/7,000 MB/s (2TB) 7,400/7,000 MB/s (2TB) 5,000/4,400 MB 5,000/3,700 MB/s (2TB) 3,500/3,000 MB/s (1TB)
650K/700K IOPS Max 1,000K/1,000K IOPS Max 1,000K/1,000K IOPS Max 750K/750K IOPS Max 350K/600K IOPS Max 263K/382K IOPS Max (1TB)
TBW (Terabyte Written)
1TB: 700TBW 2TB: 1,400TBW 1TB: 700TBW 2TB: 1,400TBW 4TB: 3,000TBW 1TB: 700TBW 2TB: 1,400TBW 4TB: 3,000TBW 1TB: 1,800TBW 2TB: 3,600TBW 2TB: 400TBW 4TB: 800TBW 1TB: 200TBW 2TB: 400TBW
A440 PCIe 4.0 SSD delivers awesome performance at lightning speeds with reading and writing up to 7,000/6,900 MB/s. Using Phison E18 controller.
Addresses the high temperatures generated by high-speed performance
Supports the PCIe Gen4 x4 specification and the latest NVMe 1.4 standard
Warranty: 5-year or TBW (Terabytes Written) limited warranty. Free Technical Support and Customer Service on TEAMGROUP’s official website. The definition and conditions of TBW are based on the JEDEC standard.
According to the SSD installation guide of SONY PlayStation 5, TEAMGROUP T-FORCE CARDEA A440 1TB/ 2TB are meet the requirement with the interface, capacity, sequential read speed, and so on. Please note that this product (CARDEA A440) comes with two heat sinks. One is a Graphene heat sink (with 3.7mm height) that could be fit in the PS5 SSD slot. Another one is an Aluminum heat sink (with 12.9mm height) that could install in the PS5 SSD slot without the slot’s lid.
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