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TeamGroup TForce Cardea A440 PCIe 4.0 M.2 SSD Review

Challenging and Surpassing Limits

A Closer Look

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Teamgroup’s packaging is consistent. The T-Force logo in the corner denotes this is part of the T-Force Gaming Family of products. The model is next to it with a sticker on the front for drive capacity, 1TB in our case.

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The back has some basic specifications as well as dimensions and a generalized installation procedure.

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Inside, the Cardea A440 sits in the top half of the tray with the graphite cooling sheet under it. The next pocket has the larger heatsink assembly and thermal pad wrapped in plastic.

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One of the claims to fame for the A440 is your choice of cooling, so this does mean there is some assembly required.

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The back of the drive is void of components, so you can install the A440 in ultra-thin machines without worry. The label covers the necessities like model, serial, and specs.

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The Cardea A440 is powered by Phison’s latest PS5018-E18 controller. Next to it is 1GB of Hynix DDR4 2666MHz DRAM for caching.

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The storage pool is made up of four 256GB Micron 96L TLC NAND chips

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