Team Group, known as a manufacturer of accessories and computer hardware. Several times the Caris Signal team has also reviewed various products from them. For example RAM and SSD. So, on this occasion, we have another SSD from the Team Group, namely the MP34 M.2 NVMe SSD.
I represent the Caris Signal team and have the opportunity to review this product with an unattractive name. Less interesting because the name will remind people of audio formats and video formats. Though some products TeamGroup others are quite interesting in terms of naming. The example is RAM T-FORCE Zeus DDR4 16GB, TeamGroup PD1000 Portable SSDor T-CREATE CLASSIC PCIe SSD.
Of course a name is just a name. What is the meaning of the name if the performance offered is more memorable and coveted.
That’s how I see this MP34 M.2 NVMe SSD product. From the name, it is clear that this product has form factor M. 2 with interfaces PCIe and NVMe technologies. What is this product like? Immediately, see the following discussion by first looking at the specifications offered.
Team Group MP34 M.2 NVMe SSD specifications
- Capacity: 512 GB (4TB, 2TB, 1TB, and 256GB options available)
- Interface: PCIe Gen3x4 with NVMe 1.3
- Voltage: DC 3.35V
- Operating Temperature: 0°C to 70°C
- Form Factor: M. 2
- Heavy: 6 grams
- Dimensions: 80(L) x 22(W) x 3.8(H) mm
- MTBF: 1,800,000 hours
- Warranty: 5 year limited warranty
- TBW: 800TB (512GB)
Judging by the specification information, the MP34 M.2 NVMe SSD comes as a product with form factor M.2 but has a PCIe Gen3x4 interface with NVMe 1.3. Of course this makes the performance of this SSD better when compared to SATA SSDs. If you are still confused about this, you can read on SSD related articles and their types at this link.
One more thing, on the TBW part, that is the information from the unit I tested, namely the MP34 M.2 NVMe SSD 512 GB. MP34 M.2 NVMe SSD also has variants storage another, namely the 256 GB variant with 380 TB TBW. 1 TB variant with 1,660 TB TBW, 2 TB variant with 2,000 TB TBW, and 4 TB variant with 2,400 TBW TBW
Regarding TBW, you need to know that SSD is a type of storage that is usually damaged due to usage limits. The usage limit is marked with TBW or TeraByte Written). Simply put, this is how SSDs write data. The more data is written, the less battery life.
For example, the 512GB MP34 M.2 NVMe SSD that I tested is claimed by the manufacturer to have a TBW of 800 TB or 800,000 GB. When I write data on this SSD of 100 GB, like copy data of 100 GB for example, then the age of the SSD is reduced to 799,900 GB or 799 TB 900 GB.
This amount is quite large so that the lifespan of SSDs can last a long time. It could be that with the use of large data, it can last up to 10 years. Even more.
Then, what happens if TBW is reached? If the TBW of the SSD is reached, it cannot write data but it is still possible to read data. So not completely unusable.
Prior to testing, it is necessary to inform you that this 512 GB MP34 M.2 NVMe SSD was tested on a Desktop PC configuration. The test results and performance do not show that when this SSD is used on another computer it will show the same results. There is a slight difference, of course, if this SSD is used on a PC or laptop with different specifications.
This 512 GB MP34 M.2 NVMe SSD was tested on a Desktop PC with the following specifications.
- Processor: Intel Core i7 10700F 2.90GHz
- VGA: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650
- RAM: 16.0GB Dual-Channel DDR4 @ 1330MHz
- Motherboards: Micro-Star International Co. Ltd. B460M PRO (MS-7C88) (U3E1)
- SSDs 1: T-Force 500GB SATAIII
- SSDs 2: TEAM TM8FP4512G or MP34 M.2 NVMe
The SSD 1 used is the main SSD that Windows boots from. SSD 2 is the SSD tested in this review.
When the MP34 M.2 NVMe SSD 512 GB came to the newsstand, it came in a white box like the picture above. The packaging box will be the same as the sales box if you readers buy this product at various stores.
Information on the box sales section, listed general information. There is capacity information, product info, 5 year warranty, and information that this SSD is claimed to have long-lasting performance for professional use
On the back of the sales box, there is complete specification information with a description of its read and write capabilities. There are also illustrations of how to install this SSD on a Desktop PC or laptop. Just for your information, because it uses an M.2 NVMe slot, of course this SSD must be installed on a Desktop PC or laptop with a motherboard that supports M.2 NVMe slots
At the bottom there is a description of Teamgroup and also a warranty sticker complete with serial number. There is also information that confirms that this SSD product is made in Taiwan which is located in the lower right position.
Inside the packaging box of this product, there is nothing else. There is no user manual, the contents of the package are only SSD with a warranty sticker attached.
Like the M.2 NVMe SSDs in circulation, this form of SSD tends to be ordinary and common. It is in the form of a long sheet with product information attached. For color boards This SSD looks blue even though it’s not very strong. This is quite natural because there is a cover so that the dominance of blue is not too obvious.
When installed on a Desktop PC, the color and design of this SSD are not visible. This is because the motherboard already provides a special heatsink that can stick firmly enough. The goal is safety and cooling considering that M.2 NVMe SSDs usually have a fairly strong heat flow.
Judging by the information on the features it offers, this 512GB MP34 M.2 NVMe SSD tends to have features that are classified as standard. It opens badly but there are no special features that make this SSD different from similar types of SSDs in its class.