Team Group Joins PCIe 4.0 Fray With Ceramic-Clad, White SSDs

It’s not every day that we’ll quote a product’s marketing description, but this one cracked us up. Today, we saw the unveiling of the Team Group Cardea Ceramic C440 SSDs, which the vendor claims is “beautiful and thin as a snowflake.” Of course, that’s an exaggeration, but we can confirm the new drives are at least white like a snowflake, thanks to its ceramic heatspreader, and Team Group’s latest contenders for best SSDs in the PCIe 4.0 M.2 SSD market.

Operating on the PCIe 4.0 interface, these SSDs should be no slouches. They can read and write at up to 5,000 and 4,400 MBps, respectively, and come in 1TB and 2TB capacities. Team Group’s clearly gunning for a high-capacity audience — at least as far as most M.2 capacities are concerned.

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Although Team Group didn’t specify the controller its new drives use, given these speeds we reckon they’re packing a Phison controller to enable the PCIe 4.0 support. There are hardly any alternatives on the market today.