👤by Tim Harmer Comments 📅28-05-24

Product on Review: Z44A5 2TB NVMe SSD
Manufacturer: Team Group
Street Price: 2TB Model - $219 AUD inc. TAX | £115 inc. V.A.T.

Team Group have grown significantly since we first saw them as a plucky band of memory manufacturers back in 2012. Their product range now stretches into flash storage, peripherals, cooling and even lighting accessories under their enthusiast T-FORCE, professional T-CREATE and mainstream TEAM GROUP sub-brands. With support for the latest technologies including DDR5 DRAM and PCIe Gen5 NVMe SSDs, they sit at the leading edge of capabilities for enthusiast performance PCs.

Today we’re looking at the 2TB T-FORCE Z44A5, an M.2 NVMe SSD supporting PCIe Gen4x4 signalling with advertised read/write rates of 5000/4500 MB/s respectively. This drive, which is intended for high performance gaming systems, also supports important technologies including garbage collection, TRIM, LDPC error correction, and end-to-end data protection; cumulatively, they will improve longevity and security for what remains a non-trivial investment for an SSD.

The Z44A5 is also available in 512GB and 1TB capacities, each utilising the 2280 M.2 form factor. They should not be mistaken for the T-FORCE Z44A7, a superficially similar series boasting meaningfully higher read/write performance that is currently unavailable in most regions.

About Team Group

Team Group Inc. is a world-class memory brand with professional R&D capability, excellent product quality, fast production efficiency, and perfect after-sales service, and is actively involved in B2B and B2C markets. Our products have won numerous domestic and international awards and have been highly recognized by the global media.

Team Group Inc. has four brands: TEAMGROUP, T-FORCE, T-CREATE and TEAMGROUP Industrial with product design, R&D, manufacturing capabilities and in-house core technology, which satisfies the storage needs of customers in different fields, from general PCs, assembled PCs, ultra-performance PCs, and even high-end audio/video editors requiring high-performance computing and high-capacity storage.

NVMe Storage is now an exceptionally competitive market from top to bottom, a far cry from only a handful of years ago. PCIe Gen5 SSDs occupy a premium bracket of their own while Gen3 solutions have settled at a more modest budget-friendly tier. The class of drives the Z44A5 sits in is squeezed from both sides, and it will be challenging to set themselves apart as one of the more affordable PCIe Gen4x4 models on the market.

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