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CARDEA ZERO M.2 PCIe SSD

480GB, 240GB

Features
  • The first super slim graphene SSD cooling module.
  • The combination of graphene and copper foil can efficiently speed up the heat transfer.
  • NVMe interface – Support latest NVMe specification.
  • Support S.M.A.R.T. technology – Monitoring hard drive status efficiently.
  • Support TRIM – Bring out its best performance on the compatible operating system.
  • Product warranty – 3-year product warranty. Free technical support service.
  • Taiwan Invention Patent (number: I703921)
  • Chinese Utility Patent (number: CN 210984280 U)
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IntroductionReviewsSpecification
The first patented graphene SSD module

The first patented graphene SSD module

TEAMGROUP T-FORCE gaming has released the M.2 PCIe SSD – CARDEA ZERO. With special superposition method, CARDEA ZERO has combined graphene, copper foil, and insulation to provide an excellent heat dissipation effect. CARDEA ZERO is the first super slim M.2 PCIe SSD on the market that is built specifically for gaming laptop/high- performance tablet PC. Using TEAMGROUP's patented graphene copper foil cooling module, it allows natural convection or forced air cooling (e.g. fan) to fully enhance the heat dissipation effect.

High-performance heat dissipation increased by more than 8%

T-FORCE M.2 PCIe SSD – CARDEA ZERO has passed our long and rigorous and burn-in test by T-FORCE Lab. After testing combinations of different proportions of graphene and copper foil, TEAMGROUP's patented graphene copper foil heat spreader is created through many times of verification. In a closed space, the temperature can be cooled down about 9°C. With graphene’s excellent horizontal thermal conductivity and a better heat dissipation factor copper foil compared to aluminum, CARDEA ZERO is built to fit any laptop/tablet PC and also prolongs the service life.

*All temperature data are tested according to the hardware of Team Group’s internal laboratory. The measured data is for reference only.

 

High-performance heat dissipation increased by more than 8%
Combination of graphene and copper foil – Faster heat dissipation

Combination of graphene and copper foil – Faster heat dissipation

T-FORCE M.2 PCIe SSD – CARDEA ZERO is using copper foil which has a fast heat absorption rate. At the very first moment, the heat at the controller can be absorbed by the copper foil, then through the horizontal superconductive graphene to spread evenly on the cooling module to speed up the heat dissipation process. To further optimize the heat dissipation performance of CARDEA ZERO, graphene, copper foil and insulation are combined together by special superposition method. After superposition, the total thickness is only 0.185mm, which is the thinnest M.2 PCIe SSD on the market. Heat can be transferred away immediately to resolve the high temperature of the SSD.

NVMe – No more lag

T-FORCE M.2 PCIe SSD – CARDEA ZERO supports the latest NVMe specification. The system communicates with it through the PCIe bus and connects to the built-in PCIe controller of the chipset or processor, so the signal transfer is as simple and precise as a point to point. It is able to reduce operating system and game/software delays while delivering the finest, smoothest gaming experience. Additionally, the T-FORCE M.2 PCIe SSD – CARDEA ZERO offers high performance during transfers while providing extreme speeds with no lag time.

NVMe – No more lag
Higher bandwidth – Higher performance

Higher bandwidth – Higher performance

The transfer speed of traditional solid state drive is limited within SATA’s 6Gb/s bandwidth, therefore consumers have gradually shifted to the PCIe interface, which is capable of offering higher transfer speed. Due to this fact, T-FORCE M.2 PCIe SSD – CARDEA ZERO is using PCIe high-speed transfer interface. With the support of PCIe bus bandwidth, it can offer consumers a stable transfer speed more than 1000MB/s. The transfer speed is multiple times higher than SATA 6GB/s interface and allows consumers to enjoy the high-speed multimedia entertainment experience.

Smart technology – Dependable reliability

T-FORCE M.2 PCIe SSD – CARDEA ZERO supports S.M.A.R.T function and the built-in smart algorithm management mechanism has functions such as GC (garbage collection) and TRIM command which are able to ensure operation efficiency, prolong the service life of the SSD and bring it to the maximum performance. Meanwhile, the powerful Wear-Leveling technology and ECC (Error Correction Code) function improve the accuracy and reliability of data transfer.

Smart technology – Dependable reliability
T-FORCE

T-FORCE

T-FORCE is TEAM force. The red "T" on the logo of "TF" represents TEAMGROUP's passion for the storage products. The black "F" represents TEAMGROUP's over 18 years of promotion of storage products. The visual design of the perfect combination elegantly symbolizes a pair of flying wings. They represent that the high quality and extreme performance gaming products from TEAMGROUP are capable of allowing all gamers to break the speed limit and enjoy the ever-changing world of gaming.

Product Specifications

Model

CARDEA ZERO

Interface

PCIe 3.0 x4 with NVMe 1.2

Capacity

240GB / 480GB[1]

Color

Black

Voltage

DC +3.3V

Operation Temperature

0˚C ~ 70˚C

Storage Temperature

-40˚C ~ 80˚C

Terabyte Written

240GB / 335 TB
480GB / 670 TB[2]

Performance Crystal Disk Mark:
240GB Read/Write: up to 2,600/1,400 MB/s
480GB Read/Write: up to 2,650/1,450 MB/s[3]
IOPS:
240GB  Read/Write: 180K/140K IOPS Max
480GB  Read/Write: 180K/150K IOPS Max[3]
Weight 8g
Dimensions 80.0(L) x 22.0(W) x 3.3(H) mm
Humidity RH 90% under 40°C (operational)
Vibration 80Hz~2,000Hz/20G
Shock 1,500G/0.5ms
MTBF 2,000,000 hours
Operating System  System Requirements:
• Windows 10, Windows 8.1, Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista[4]
• Linux 2.6.33 or later
Warranty 3-year limited warranty
PRECAUTIONS
[1] 1GB=1,000,000,000 Bytes. In OS system, it would be displayed as 1,000,000,000 Bytes/1024/1024/1024 = 0.93GB
[2] Definition and conditions of TBW (Terabytes Written)are based on JEDEC standard
[3] Transmission speed will vary according to different hardware/software conditions, therefore the data can only
used for basic reference.
[4] PCIe SSD works best under WIN8.1 and WIN10 operating system. Windows Operating Systems earlier than Windows 8.1 does not support NVMe Driver natively. Users will need to install NVMe Driver prior installing the SSD.
 
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