Team Group shows off new PCIe 5.0 SSDs for AI, SSD coolers, and a Portable SSD with a Bluetooth tag at Computex 2024

Team Group's Booth- Computex 2024
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Team Group showcased many of its new memory and storage devices during Computex 2024. The company introduced two M.2 SSDs- the T-Force GE Pro Gen 5 and the T-Create I54 Ai Gen 5 M.2 PCIe SSDs. It also showcased the Dark AirFlow 05 SSD cooler and a few external SSDs made for specific devices. 

This new series of SSDs are aimed towards content creators such as photographers and videographers, but Team Group have also begun catering to AI content generation, as many others have. Team Group has released storage and memory specifically tailored towards the generative AI category, including its T-Create CAMM2 drive. 

T-Force GE Pro and T-Create I54 PCIe 5.0 M.2 SSDs

Team Group announced two new generation PCIe 5.0 SSDs. The first is the T-Force GE Pro aimed towards gamers and rated to have a sequential read and write speed of 14,000 and 11,800 MB/s respectively. This is advertised as an improvement over its T-Force GE drive which is advertised to have a sequential read of up to 14,000 MB/s. This drive was showcased during CES 2024 and revealed to be using the Innogrit IG5666 controller. Based on previous findings about this controller, it delivers higher performance than the Phison E26 controller.

Additionally, Team Group specifies that it bundles the GE Pro with the T-Force Dark 5 SSD cooler for those who need better SSD cooling in their desktops. By default, it has a graphene layer for heat dissipation, hopefully adequate for builds with restricted space for a tall SSD heatsink.

The other SSD is called the T-Create I54 Ai Gen 5 M.2 PCIe 5.0 SSD- and as the name suggests, it is marketed towards AI content creation. It justifies this claim by claiming it provides lower latency than its previous generation PCIe 4.0 SSDs in access time, SLC caching, power efficiency, TBW rating up to 2,400 TB, and storage variants available up to 4TB. Team Group only advertises its sequential read speed which is up to 14,000 MB/s. Additionally, Team Group says it features 'AI thermal regulation' where it claims to adjust performance based on internal temperature to avoid overheating. It would be interesting to see if it uses AI for thermal regulation as it suggests or if the drive does provide real-world benefits in AI content creation. We'll find out when we get one in for review.

Team Group's upcoming range of SSD Coolers 

Team Group introduced a plethora of PCIe SSD coolers for desktop systems. Among its range, those that stand out are the T-Force Dark AirFlow 04, 05 and 06 SSD cooler. The latter of which uses a vapour chamber block made from pure copper with aluminium heatsinks, two copper heat pipes (one for the AirFlow 04), and a PWM fan for heat dissipation.
We reviewed Team Group's first M.2 SSD cooler, a cooler which was powerful enough to cool a low-end CPU.

The AirFlow 06 has dual fans blowing from its side and it has magnets on top, giving the ability to stack coolers should they be required. But one can't be certain if such a mounting method would help with cooling. 

Team Group's WaterFlow 01 was also spotted at Computex 2024. The WaterFlow 01 uses a blower-style fan, with a micromotor for its closed-loop cooling system. Team Group isn't the first to have a discrete liquid cooler for SSDs, as MSI also showcased a prototype during CES 2024. One couldn't help but wonder if the appearance of such liquid coolers implies that newer PCIe 5.0 controllers will be anything but cool? 

Near future and beyond Portable SSDs

Team Group made portable SSDs for a myriad of devices but the function of its T-Create P34F stands out as it uses Apple's 'Find My' app, in case you happen to misplace these Bluetooth Tag enabled portable drives. There's also a P35 USB 3.2 Gen 2 aimed to provide hardware encryption with this portable SSD via its SSD Security toolbox. 

Team Group T-Force M400 USB4 Type C portable SSD

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Team Group displayed its first USB4 Type-C drive called the T-Force M400 which comes in 1TB, 2TB, or 4TB variants, with read/ write speeds up to 3,700 MB/s and 3,400 MB/s respectively. 

With a versatile range of storage and memory products, Team Group appears to be proactively pushing itself in current and upcoming standards. While it does seem bold, one is curious to know about its performance throughput, given that it emphasized some of its T-Create products for AI content creation. 

Freelance News Writer

Roshan Ashraf Shaikh has been in the Indian PC hardware community since the early 2000s and has been building PCs, contributing to many Indian tech forums, & blogs. He operated Hardware BBQ for 11 years and wrote news for eTeknix & TweakTown before joining Tom's Hardware team. Besides tech, he is interested in fighting games, movies, anime, and mechanical watches.

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  • hotaru251
    literally only the log looking cooler would ever work in a pc....do ppl not udnerstand pc's have massive gpu's that will never work w/ these tall ssd cooling towers???
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  • Silas Sanchez
    Hilarious!
    And just how on earth do i fit these coolers in my PC?
    My large GPU completely sits over my three drives, only enough room for the stock low profile mobo plate cooler.
    There isn't even any room between my CPU cooler and GPU for the top drive.
    Finally, my results show current gen 5 nvme dont need all that big of a cooler, for example at 25C ambient, my crucial t700 with the stock mobo plate heatsink sits at ~80degrees C when benchmarking with crystaldiskmark and it gets up to 12GB/s. But in realworld use like transferring large files the drive never goes above 70C, and most users will fall in the low duty cycle catagory.
    Throw in some crossbreeze from case fans and even better.
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  • Notton
    Maybe some mobos have the NVMe slot sitting between the CPU and GPU?
    My B550M-VC has it in that spot.
    Those massive heatsinks would fit if I used an AIO, which I do.
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  • PEnns
    ....new PCIe 5.0 SSDs for AILet me see now: SSDs for AI. and GPUs for AI. So far so good.

    The next items, any day now:
    MOBO for ASI
    RGB for AI.
    USB for AI.
    Mouse and mouse pad for AI.
    PC case for AI
    Cables for AI
    And of course, Windows for AIFeel free to add to the list.
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  • 35below0
    PEnns said:

    ....new PCIe 5.0 SSDs for AILet me see now: SSDs for AI. and GPUs for AI. So far so good.

    The next items, any day now:
    MOBO for ASI
    RGB for AI.
    USB for AI.
    Mouse and mouse pad for AI.
    PC case for AI
    Cables for AI
    And of course, Windows for AIFeel free to add to the list.
    Windows for AI has come out already.

    Er.. hmm, Power supply? How about motherboard standoffs? For AI.

    See, this is how you kill AI. You push it hard enough that it dissapears into itself. Or becomes trivial. Like the information superhighway or cloud computing that came before it.

    Imagine. One day AI will be retro.
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  • ThatMouse
    How the hell do you fit a video card in with those SSD coolers? lol!
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