With a high-speed PCIe 3.0 x4 controller, enterprise-class TLC flash memory and a 12-year warranty, Team Group’s T-Create Expert provides impressive performance and has incredibly high-endurance data that makes certain The best solid state drive Shame on the market. Due to its impressive durability, the company positions this SSD as the best consumer NVMe SSD Chia Coin mining. However, enterprise TLC is not cheap, so if you want one of these ultra-durable SSDs, it will cost you a penny.
Chia Coin Agriculture has seen explosive growth in just a few months, and with it comes the demand for high-performance and high-durability NVMe SSDs for graphics. Due to its heavy writing and mixed workloads, Chia drawing is very laborious, so we usually recommend using enterprise-grade SSDs to accomplish this task. However, Team Group sings a different tune. Team Group did not discourage Chia farmers from buying their SSDs, but started to sell them their drives.
Unfortunately, many Chia farmers still use standard consumer-grade hardware, and some vendors even The warranty of the SSD used in Chia is invalid Drawing while Other people have different ideas. In contrast, although Team Group originally designed T-Create Expert for content creators with heavy multimedia file manipulation workloads, the company now claims that it is The best NVMe SSD for Chia graphics.
|product||T-Create Expert 1TB||T-Create Expert 2TB|
|price||USD 399.99||799.99 USD|
|Capacity (user/raw)||1024GB / 1024GB||2048GB / 2048GB|
|Constitutive factors||M.2 2280||M.2 2280|
|Interface Protocol||PCIe 3.0 x4 / NVMe 1.3||PCIe 3.0 x4 / NVMe 1.3|
|Dynamic random access memory||DDR3L||DDR3L|
|memory||Micron 64L eTLC||Micron 64L eTLC|
|Sequential reading||3,400 MBps||3,400 MBps|
|Sequential write||3,000 MBps||3,000 MBps|
|Random read||180,000 IOPS||180,000 IOPS|
|Random write||140,000 IOPS||140,000 IOPS|
|Safety||not applicable||not applicable|
|Endurance (TBW)||6,000 TB||12,000 TB|
|Warranty||12 years||12 years|
Team Group’s T-Create Expert has two capacities of 1TB and 2TB, and the prices are US$400 and US$800 respectively, which means that the price of SSD is twice that of a standard M.2 NVMe drive. The company believes that Expert can provide 3.4/3 GBps of read/write throughput and maintain up to 180,000/140,000 random read/write IOPS by using SLC cache.
The high endurance rating and warranty period undoubtedly stand out from the crowd. Team Group rates the 1TB model to withstand up to 6,000 TB of writes, while the 2TB model is rated for writes up to 12,000 TB during a 12-year warranty. Surprisingly, T-Create Expert has very little oversubscription when it leaves the factory, only 7.4%. Nevertheless, due to Silicon Motion’s special combination of LDPC ECC and advanced flash memory, these SSDs can withstand a lot of wear and tear and continue to operate.
Take a closer look
Team Group T-Create Expert adopts M.2 2280 double-sided form factor, which is limited in some mobile applications that require a single-sided design. However, it should fit most desktop computers. It also has a gray heat sink on the controller to help keep it cool, and the black PCB is a plus. The two small activity LEDs on the PCB will flash during use, one blue and one red.
Team Group’s T-Create Expert utilizes Silicon Motion’s SM2262EN PCIe 3.0 x4 NVMe SSD controller. This NVMe 1.3-compliant SSD is an older design at this point, but should still provide responsive performance under most consumer workloads. It utilizes dual ARM Cortex R5 CPU cores and an eight-channel architecture for enhanced interleaving. It also interfaces with DRAM to accelerate FTL layer access.
The clock frequency of the controller is 625 MHz, while the operating frequency of the two 8Gb Micron DDR3L ICs is 800 MHz. The controller has ASPM, ASPT and L1.2 support to achieve low power consumption when idle. It also throttles heat to prioritize data protection at temperatures exceeding 75 degrees Celsius. The drive supports Trim and has SMART data reporting capabilities, but lacks AES 256-bit encryption.
The company has chosen to use Micron’s FortisMax high-endurance enterprise-grade 64L TLC flash memory, which is rated for 10,000 P/E cycles or approximately 3-6 times more durable than standard consumer-grade flash memory. This is part of the reason why this SSD is so expensive. Sixteen 512Gb quad-plane chips are distributed in four NAND packages, and each package runs at 650 MTps.
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