Storage

T-Force CARDEA A440 M.2 PCIe 4.0 2TB SSD Review

It’s amazing to think that modern consoles are on such parity with high-end PCs these days, more so than they’ve ever been. This is especially true when talking about storage, with the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X taking advantage of the latest PCIe 4.0 storage standards. Of course, while you need to use custom drives on the rear of the Xbox Series X, or standard external drives, the PlayStation 5 is a lot more open to upgrades. You can install an M.2 drive inside the console much as you can do with a PC. The T-Force CARDEA A440 M.2 PCIe 4.0 2TB SSD I have in the office can be used with a PC, but it is also rated to work on the PlayStation 5 too. Albeit, I’m sticking with PC testing today so that I can show you the proper performance figures of the drive.

As for the PS5 support, of course, the clue is in the name, Pro Special 5eries? PS5?! Bet they stayed up all night thinking of that one!

Features

  • PCI-Express Gen4x4 supported M.2 NVMe SSD (M Key)
  • A440 Pro Special Series PCIe 4.0 SSD delivers awesome performance at sequential read speed/write speed up to 7,400/7,000 MB/s
  • Special Edition White Ultra-thin Patented Graphene Cooling Fins with Zero Interference. Dimensions: 80.0(L) x 22.0(W) x 3.7(H) mm (with Graphene heat sink)
  • Manufacturer 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 Pro PSS 1TB/ 2TB / 4TB are meet the requirement with the interface, capacity, sequential read speed, and so on.

What TeamGroup Had to Say

“The T-FORCE CARDEA A440 Pro Special Series M.2 PCIe4.0 SSD uses the latest PCIe Gen4x4 interface to offer incredible read/write speeds of 7400/7000 MB/s, is equipped with the special edition white ultra-thin patented cooling fin for easy storage expansion free from interference and overheating from high-speed operations, and offer an ultra-large 4TB storage space so gamers can collect all their favourite games.” – TeamGroup

Specifications

  • Model: CARDEA A440 Pro Special Series
  • Interface: PCIe Gen4.0 x4 with NVMe 1.4
  • Capacity: 1TB / 2TB / 4TB
  • Voltage: DC +3.3V
  • Terabyte Written: 1TB: 700TBW / 2TB: 1,400TBW / 4TB: 3,000TBW

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Peter Donnell

As a child still in my 30's (but not for long), I spend my day combining my love of music and movies with a life-long passion for gaming, from arcade classics and retro consoles to the latest high-end PC and console games. So it's no wonder I write about tech and test the latest hardware while I enjoy my hobbies!

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