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  • M.2 SSD Installation Instructions

    1. First, please turn off the computer and unplug the power cord. 2. Find the M.2 SSD slot on the motherboard Since each motherboard is designed differently, please refer to the user manual of the motherboard for exact location.   3. Insert the M.2 SSD Due to differences in motherboards, before installing the M.2 SSD product, please remove the heat spreader or screws on the motherboard *(Note 1), and make sure the M.2 SSD matches the slot interface. Note 1: Please remove all screws from the M.2 SSD slot and make sure there is no other interference. When installing the SSD, please carefully hold the left and right sides of the M.2 SSD product and align the product connector with the slot notch, then insert into the M.2 Slot at a 20-degree angle and screw into the mounting holes on the motherboard.   4. Complete assembly & start up the computer Before starting, please check that no screws, parts, or foreign objects falling on the motherboard.   Precautions: 1. Avoid direct contact with PCB parts during installation to avoid damage caused by static electricity. 2. When screwing, be careful to avoid colliding with the IC parts on the motherboard and causing them to fall off.

  • There are hundreds of SSD available, which one should I get?

    Now there are so many brands and specifications of SSD on the market, it will take a lot of time to do the research, so let’s quickly introduce which TEAMGROUP SSD can best meet your needs! If you are a “promising young person who use a computer to write reports and browse online articles” As a promising young person who often uses Office software to write reports or browse the Internet, when opening Office software, although SSD and HDD are both SATA III interface, SSD will still provide faster speed than traditional HDD! Here we recommend the price-friendly GX2 SSD, with various capacities to choose from! Learn more: https://www.teamgroupinc.com/en/product/gx2 And this VULCAN SSD from T-FORCE gaming brand has both read and write speed of over 500 MB/s. The price is reasonable and the design is stylish, which makes it perfect for you! Learn more: https://www.teamgroupinc.com/en/product/vulcan-ssd The next is DELTA MAX SSD which is the RGB SSD with the largest luminous area in the industry. The ARGB lighting is smooth, meticulous and not too bright for your eyes. Even when the lighting is off, the SSD can still reflect the texture of the mirror surface. Note: Remember to pick a case with a transparent side panel, which can perfectly present the translucent mirror effect of the SSD!   Learn more: https://www.teamgroupinc.com/en/product/deltamaxssd If you are a “mild to moderate, promising gamer” Back then, when I was playing Diablo III, the game map often got stuck for a long time at the loading screen! I did use a quad-core processor and a high-end graphics card, but how come the performance is still far from good? Only to find that the map files of Diablo III were located in the hard drive, so the loading time took longer whenever the hard drive was reading the files. Therefore, I simply replaced my hard drive with a M.2 SSD and the loading time was reduced instantly! The low-price and easy to use M.2 PCI-E Gen3x4 SSD MP33 make you the coolest gamer by eliminating your waiting time in the game! Learn more: https://www.teamgroupinc.com/en/product/mp33 If you are a “heavy creator and gamer” Congratulations, you are a user who relies heavily on computer performance. We strongly recommend the following high performance M.2 PCI-E SSDs! First, we introduce you the MP34 which has no heat spreader and can be easily installed on any device. The difference between the MP34 and MP33 is the addition of the RAM that makes the reading speed more than 3000MB/s. No matter if you are editing large video files, or playing a game and want to live broadcasting at the same time, the experience is smooth and without any lag. Learn more: https://www.teamgroupinc.com/en/product/mp34 The next is T-FORCE CARDEA II, which has TEAMGROUP’s exclusive patented cooling fin, so you don’t have to worry about speed loss caused by overheating when using SSD for a long period of time. Learn more: https://www.teamgroupinc.com/en/product/cardea%20ii If you are a heavy creator and gamer who “desire the latest technology” After the release of AMD’s X570 platform this year, the bandwidth of PCIe is upgraded to M.2 PCIE Gen4x4. T-FORCE releases CARDEA ZERO-Z440 to advance with the times. The read speed is up to 5000 MB/s, which guarantees to make you the coolest heavy creator. Loading graphics or converting files will all be done before your coffee gets cold! Lear more: https://www.teamgroupinc.com/en/product/cardea-zero-z440 After introducing these various SSDs, gamers will have a better idea of which product they are getting in the future!  

  • Does a brand new SSD need to be initialized?

    In general, we can’t ensure users’ operating systems and how they use this SSD, so we won’t initialize and format the SSD before leaving the factory. When you use the SSD for the first time, please initiate and format your SSD according to youroperatingsystem such as Windows or Mac or Linux; therefore, the SSD can work normally.  

  • DELTA RGB SSD Q & A

    How do I know which model of RGB SSD is suitable for my current motherboard? Ans: First, please check which type of RGB lighting header is on your motherboard. For example, there are 12V RGB Header / 5V add Header / USB 9pin Header. (Each brand of motherboard may have different name for the header. Please check your motherboard’s specification first) Cross-reference the model and accessories table, then you will be able to choose a suitable DELTA RGB SSD product.   Can DELTA RGB SSD (5V) be connected to a 12V RGB Header? Ans: Each model can only use its exclusive cable to connect to the specific header on the motherboard. Do not replace it with other cables. The warranty will be void if RGB SSD is damaged due to connecting with other cables. For more information on each model’s corresponding cable accessories and header please refer to the model and accessories table.   My motherboard only has a 12V RGB Header, but I really like the mixed color lighting effect, which model should I choose? Ans: You can pick the DELTA R RGB SSD (Rainbow). You can immediately enjoy the water flowing lighting with Rainbow mixed color effect when you turn on your PC. However, this product can not control lighting effect through motherboard’s software. Only a single Rainbow lighting effect is built-in.    How can I tell if my motherboard has 5V Add Header or not? Ans: You can check the motherboard manufacturer's official website or the technical notes first. In addition, Team Group's official website provides a list of motherboard models with 5V Add Headers. (The list of compatible motherboards will be updated irregularly. Please refer to motherboard manufacturer's announcement for related specifications).   Will I damage the RGB SSD if I plug in the wrong motherboard header? Ans: Yes! If you plug in a incorrect header, it might damage the RGB SSD. The warranty will be void due to improper use.   Can I use a 12V to 5V adapter cable? Ans: You cannot use a power converter cable because, in addition to the voltage difference of 12V and 5V, the source of the LED control signal is also different, therefore it can’t be transferred using the method of power converter. The RGB SSD will be damaged by trying this method, and the warranty will be void.    If the 5V Add header on the motherboard is occupied by other product, is there any other suggested way to connect?  Ans: Please refer to the list with other manufacturers of 5V ARGB control boxes and apply according to what each manufacturer suggested. Please refer to each manufacturer’s manual for lighting control and connecting method. After connection, the operating regulation will according to control box’s specification. Any specification change, please refer to specification information updates of each manufacturer. We will not provide any further notice. Brand Name CoolerMaster CoolerMaster SilverStone Model Name MFX-ACBN-NNUNN-R1 RE-C10L-RGB-R1 LSB02 Product Photo 12V Header X Suitable for ARGB X 5V ADD Header Suitable for ARGB X Suitable for ARGB Suitable RGB SSD model DELTA RGB SSD (5V) DELTA S RGB SSD (12V) DELTA RGB SSD (5V) ※ Please refer to each user manual for the detail usage of the above models. Connection methods are different for each model.   If my motherboard is very old, and I don’t want to spend money getting a new one, is there a suitable RGB SSD for upgrading my PC? Ans: Please check if your motherboard has USB 9pin Header or not. If the header is available, then we suggest you to choose DELTA R RGB SSD (Rainbow). Connect the USB 9pin Header on the motherboard and turn on the power, then you are ready to enjoy a SSD that has water flowing lighting with Rainbow mixed color effect. However, this product cannot control lighting effect through software. Only a single Rainbow lighting effect is built-in.    How does DELTA RGB SSD synchronize lighting control with the motherboard? Ans: Each model of DELTA RGB SSD is corresponding to different RGB / ARGB control signal on the motherboard. Connecting the motherboard and the RGB SSD using the exclusive Cable, and control the lighting effect through the lighting effect software provided by the motherboard manufacturer. The lighting effect from DELTA RGB SSD (5V) / DELTA S RGB SSD (12V) is the result generated by the control software of each motherboard manufacturer. Company T-FORCE T-FORCE T-FORCE Model DELTA S RGB SSD (12V) DELTA R RGB SSD (Rainbow) DELTA RGB SSD (5V) Picture Capacity 250GB / 500GB / 1TB Dimation (L)100 x (W)69.9 x (H)9mm Flash type 3D TLC Cable type 5 pin to USB Micro B USB 9 pin to Micro B 3 & 4 pin Y-cable to Micro B Connect to MB 5pin 12V RGB Header USB 9 pin 3 / 4 pin 5V add Header MB Connector  Sync with Motherboard  YES N//A YES Support Software ASUS - Aura Sync GIGABYTE - RGB Fusion MSI - Mystic Light Sync ASROCK - Polychrome Sync N//A ASUS - Aura Sync GIGABYTE - RGB Fusion MSI - Mystic Light Sync ASROCK - Polychrome Sync Light Effect A single color change light effects Built-in Rainbow light effect A magnificent mix with water flow light effect   What is the difference of lighting effect between each model of DELTA RGB SSD? Ans: Currently, DELTA RGB SSD has three series of products, DELTA RGB SSD (5V) / DELTA S RGB SSD (12V) / DELTA R RGB SSD (Rainbow). DELTA RGB SSD (5V) / DELTA R RGB SSD (Rainbow) are using Addressable LED which is able to light up individually and present the water flowing lighting with Rainbow mixed color effect. DELTA S RGB SSD (12V) is using general RGB LED which can present lighting effect with single color change.   If I don't want the synchronized lighting effect, and I just want a RGB effect SSD, which model should I choose? Ans: We suggest you purchasing DELTA R RGB SSD (Rainbow). Connect the USB 9pin Header on the motherboard and turn on the power, then you are ready to enjoy a SSD that has water flowing lighting with Rainbow mixed color effect.  

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