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TEAMGROUP CARDEA ZERO Z340 512GB M.2 PCIE GEN3X4 SSD REVIEW

Introduction

In today’s world where content creation is at an all-time high, the need for faster drives is greater than ever. With higher speeds you’re often faced higher temperatures which could result in the drive throttling, TeamGroup hopes to combat this with its new NVMe SSD the CARDEA Zero Z340. The CARDEA Zero not only sports blistering read/write speeds of 3400/3000 MB/s but also contains a patented graphene heatsink to improve cooling performance by 9%. The CARDEA Zero Z340 comes in 3 different models 1TB/512GB/256GB with the 1TB/512GB available on NewEgg for $122.99/$79.99.

We would like to thank TeamGroup for sending us the 512GB Cardea Zero Z340 to review.

About TeamGroup

Team Group Inc. was founded in 1997 in Taiwan and is one of the leading memory storage manufacturers in the world. They provide a variety of products such as Memory, Solid State Drives, SD Cards, USB drives, and mobile accessories. With their professional research and development teams, it allows them to produce high-quality and innovative products. TeamGroup is also well praised by the industry and customers by adhering to the corporate philosophy of “Integrity, Innovation, Professionalism, Efficiency, Discipline, and Simplicity.”

Notable Features:

  • Patented graphene cooling technology
  • High speed read/write performance
  • Ultra-thin and lightweight structure
  • All-around smart management technology

Technical Specifications:

ModelCARDEA ZERO Z340
InterfacePCIe Gen3 x4 with NVMe 1.3
Capacity256GB / 512GB / 1TB[3]
VoltageDC +3.3V
Operation Temperature0˚C ~ 70˚C
Storage Temperature-40˚C ~ 85˚C
Terabyte Written256GB / >380TB
512GB / >800TB
1TB / >1,665TB[4]
PerformanceCrystal Disk Mark:IOPS:
256GB Read/Write: up to 3,000/1,000 MB/s256GB Read/Write: 200K/200K IOPS Max
512GB Read/Write: up to 3,400/2,000 MB/s512GB Read/Write: 350K/300K IOPS Max
1TB Read/Write: up to 3,400/3,000 MB/s[1]1TB Read/Write: 450K/400K IOPS Max[1]
Weight9g
Dimensions80.0(L) x 22.0(W) x 3.7(H) mm
HumidityRH 90% under 40°C (operational)
Vibration80Hz~2,000Hz/20G
Shock1,500G/0.5ms
MTBF2,000,000 hours
Operating SystemSystem Requirements:
Windows 10 / 8.1 / 8 / 7 / Vista[5]
Linux 2.6.33 or later
Warranty5-year limited warranty[6]

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