Home Product T-Force Gaming Series SSD M.2 SSD CARDEA PCIe M.2 SSD


240GB, 480GB

● Cooling module with gaming fin type design can provide effective cooling for continuous and high intensity use.
● High performance superconductivity – Thermally conductive adhesive offers average heat radiating, instantaneously thermal energy transfer and accelerates the radiating process.
● Extreme read/write speed – Over 2600MB/s* of read speed can enhance the speed and performance of the overall system.
● 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 years product warranty. Free technical support service.
● Taiwan Utility PATENT (number: M541645)
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Patent module increases radiating performance by 15%

T-Force M.2 PCIe SSD – Cardea is the first high performance M.2 PCIe SSD product in the market that is specifically designed for gaming and high performance computer. Using Team Group’s cooling module with patent gaming fin type design, it allows natural convection or forced air cooling (e.g. fan) to enhance radiating. Therefore, when gaming/high performance computer operating at full speed, users don’t have to worry about the heat generated will affect the system performance anymore.
T-Force M.2 PCIe SSD – Cardea has passed our long and rigorous internal laboratory tests and burn-in test. Computer using Team Group’s cooling module with patent gaming fin type design can be cooled down about 30˚C in an open space, and 10˚C in a closed space. The exceptional radiating performance offers T-Force M.2 PCIe SSD – Cardea a more stable performance and prolongs the service life effectively.

Teamgroup T-Force Gaming SSD Cardea
Teamgroup T-Force Gaming SSD Cardea

PCIe Gen3 SSD – A great leap forward in extreme performance!

The Team Group T-FORCE series for gaming now release the first gaming M.2 PCIe SSD - Cardea, the Goddess of Storm. Cardea supports the new generation PCIe Gen3 x4 high speed interface and the latest NVMe specification. Besides its powerful superior read/write speed, with its outstanding performance of sequential read/write speed up to 2,600/1,450 MB/s*, and random read/write speed up to 180K/140K IOPS*, it is still able to reduce operating delays of the operating system and game/software, and delivers the finest and smoothest gaming experience and an extreme high speed performance without any lag even reading/writing large amounts of game data, complex 3D graphics and motion processing algorithms with fancy special effects, or loading heavy duty video/graphics editing software.

Superconductivity Instantaneous heat transfer

When the transfer speed is higher than 1000MB/s, the controller of PCIe SSD will endure 65˚C of temperature while the center of the heat of PCIe is located at the controller. T-Force M.2 PCIe SSD – Cardea is using superconductivity – thermally conductive adhesive, which has a higher cooling coefficient than ice. The heat at the control center can be averagely transferred to the cooling module through superconductivity – thermally conductive adhesive to speed up the radiating process.
The thermal conductivity of general heat spreaders’ adhesive in the market are K=0.6~0.8. To pursue perfection, and regardless of the cost, T-Force M.2 PCIe SSD – Cardea has brought in high coefficient thermally conductive adhesive which researched and produced by Canada. It can enhance cooling module’s performance and make K value above 2; therefore SSD’s radiating performance can be pushed to the extreme with instantaneous heat transfer.

Thermal Conductivity:
K value is used to represent thermal conductivity. The greater K value is, the more heat transfers. For example, the K value of water is 0.6, and the K value of ice is 2.

Teamgroup T-Force Gaming SSD Cardea
Teamgroup T-Force Gaming SSD Cardea

NVMe No more lag

T-Force M.2 PCIe SSD – Cardea supports the latest NVMe specification. The system communicates with it through 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 point to point. M.2 PCIe SSD – Cardea offers you a pleasant high performance transfer experience, without a bit of lag or delay.

Transfer speed is 4 times higher than the SATA III interface

The transfer speed of traditional solid state drive is limited within SATA’s 6Gb/s bandwidth, therefore consumers have gradually shifted to PCIe interface, which is capable of offering higher transfer speed. Due to this fact, T-Force M.2 PCIe SSD – Cardea is using PCIe Gen3 x 4 high speed transfer interface. With the support of PCIe bus bandwidth, it can offer consumers a stable transfer speed of at least 1000MB/s, or up to over 2000MB/s. The transfer speed is 4 times higher than SATA 6GB/s interface and allows consumers to enjoy the high speed multimedia entertainment experience.

Teamgroup T-Force Gaming SSD Cardea
Teamgroup T-Force Gaming SSD Cardea

Smart technology – dependable reliability

T-Force M.2 PCIe SSD – Cardea supports S.M.A.R.T function and its 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 its maximum performance. Meanwhile, the powerful Wear-Leveling technology and ECC (Error Correction Code) function improve the accuracy and reliability of data transfer.

Operating System Support
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.

Users with Windows OS earlier than Win8.1, please download NVMe Driver prior installing the SSD.
The installation procedures are as follows:
Step 1: Please download the file and unzip it.
Step 2: Select version X86 or X64 according to your computer system and install.
Step 3: Restart your computer when requested to complete the installation.




*The speed was tested by Team Group and for the reference only.

Teamgroup T-Force Gaming SSD Cardea

T-Force is Team Force , TF. The RED T represents Team Group with its decades of accumulated passion and position in storage products, as well as the Black F is the Force of Team Group's combined knowledge and over 18 years of research and development in Storage Segment.

T-Force, TF, spread the Wings and Fly is the Logos schematization of TF. The simple message of the spreading spirit of TF wings, fly high and fast with the force in Team Group gaming products, fly strong with TF's spirit.


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Product Specifications

Item Specification

PCIe 3.0 x4 with NVMe 1.2


240GB / 480GB*




DC +3.3V

Operation Temperature

0˚C ~ 70˚C

Storage Temperature

-40˚C ~ 80˚C

Terabyte Written

240GB / 335 TB
480GB / 670 TB**

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
240GB  Read/Write: 180K/140K IOPS Max
480GB  Read/Write: 180K/150K IOPS Max***
Weight 45g
Dimensions 80.1(L) x 23.4(W) x 12.9(H) mm
Humidity RH 90% under 40°C (operational)
Vibration 80Hz~2,000Hz/20G
Shock 1,500G/0.5ms
MTBF 2,000,000 hours
Operation System 1.System Requirements:
• Windows 10, Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista****
• Linux 2.6.33 or later 
2.This product has a heat sink, recommended the use of desktop only.
Warranty 3-year limited warranty

*1GB=1,000,000,000 Bytes. In OS system, it would be displayed as 1,000,000,000 Bytes/1024/1024/1024 = 0.93GB

**Definition and conditions of TBW (Terabytes Written)are based on JEDEC standard

***Transmission speed will vary according to different hardware / software conditions, therefore the data can only used for basic reference.

****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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