T-CREATE CLASSIC Thunderbolt3 External SSD and T-FORCE CARDEA Z44L PCIe4.0 SSD was announced

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TeamGroup the global memory provider has excelled in product development by pushing boundaries and achieving breakthroughs. Today its sub-brands T-CREATE and T-FORCE launched two new SSDs for creators and gamers seeking the top upgrade: the blazingly fast T-CREATE CLASSIC Thunderbolt3 External SSD that supports Thunderbolt and USB interfaces, and the T-FORCE CARDEA Z44L PCIe4.0 SSD, which features a TEAMGROUP-patented and -designed ultra-thin graphene heat sink. Offering multi-interface support and advanced cooling technology for stable, high-speed transfer rates, these two new products will transform the storage experience for creators and gamers alike and make a splash in the SSD market.

T-CREATE CLASSIC Thunderbolt3 External SSD

With Thunderbolt3 completely surpassing the top speeds of USB interfaces, Thunderbolt3 storage devices have become increasingly prevalent. For creators seeking an SSD that is compatible with a variety of interfaces and platforms and can transfer large files at high speeds, the T-CREATE CLASSIC Thunderbolt3 External SSD with its multi-interface support meets all the criteria.

The SSD features a single Type C connector that supports Thunderbolt3 and 4, as well as USB3.2 Gen2 interfaces. Just plug and play, and it will automatically detect the interface type without needing time-consuming configuring. It is also fully compatible with Mac OS and Windows systems, allowing creators to present their work without worrying about restrictions on different operating systems when they are out making proposals and accessing their data. This single SSD supports multiple mainstream interfaces and platforms, making file transfers between machines effortless and providing creators unprecedented freedom and convenience.

The CLASSIC Thunderbolt3 External SSD can reach speeds of up to 900 MB/s when using the USB interface. Unleash the performance of PCIe Gen3x4 by connecting it to a Thunderbolt3 port, which allows it to reach speeds of up to 2,700 MB/s[1][2]. In just 15 seconds, it can transfer up to 25GB of multimedia files. The SSD’s glacier silver aluminum heatsink has a classic and elegant design, providing high durability and excellent cooling purposes during high-speed data transfers. The largest capacity version comes in at 4TB of storage, meeting the needs of a wide variety of creators.


  • Automatic detection & dual interface support
  • High-speed Thunderbolt3 interface
  • Classic look that is resilient, durable, and highly efficient with cooling
  • Plug-and-use
  • Great for cross-platform creations

Product Specifications

Model CLASSIC Thunderbolt3 External SSD
Interface Thunderbolt3 Type C
USB 3.2 Gen2 Type C
Capacity 1TB / 2TB / 4TB
Color Sliver
Voltage DC +5V
Performance Thunderbolt3 R/W up to 2700MB/s
USB3.2 R/W up to 900MB/s
Weight 180g
Dimensions 109.5(L) x 65(W) x 15(H)mm
Operating System Windows / Mac / Linux
Warranty 5-year limited warranty
[1] Actual data speed will vary according to storage capacity, host, applications, etc. Highest speed with Thunderbolt; with USB, the highest speed is 900MB/s



In addition to meeting the needs of creators, TEAMGROUP also revealed a new product under the series equipped with patented ultra-thin graphene heat sinks, the T-FORCE CARDEA Z44L PCIe4.0 SSD, bringing a new force of PCIe 4.0 to the gaming storage market.

The CARDEA Z44L comes with a super-thin graphene heat sink containing multiple patented technologies that improve heat dissipation by up to 9%.[3]  Built with outstanding materials for thermal conductivity, it gives gamers excellent flexibility for their builds and is fully compatible with all motherboard heat sinks.

The CARDEA Z44L supports the latest PCIe Gen 4×4 interface and can deliver read/write speeds of up to 3500/3000 MB/s[4], 7 times faster than typical SATA SSDs. Moreover, its carefully selected 3D-TLC NAND flash memory and SLC Cache design allow it to maintain exceptional stability at the extremely high transfer speeds of PCIe 4.0. Available in 500GB and 1TB variants, T-FORCE’s powerhouse SSD, the CARDEA Z44L, is the smart choice for gamers looking to easily upgrade their PCIe Gen 3 SSD to Gen 4.


  • Enjoy the read/write performance of PCIe Gen4x4
  • Patented ultra-thin graphene heat spreader
  • Not only faster but also more stable and durable
  • Supports the latest NVMe 1.4 standard
  • SSD smart monitoring software
  • Five-year warranty offers you peace of mind
  • United States Patent (number:US11051392B2)
  • Taiwan Invention Patent (number: I703921)
  • China Utility Patent (number: CN 211019739 U)

Product Specifications

Interface PCIe Gen4x4 with NVMe 1.4
Capacity 500GB / 1TB[2]
Voltage DC +3.3V
Operation Temperature 0˚C ~ 70˚C
Storage Temperature -40˚C ~ 85˚C
Terabyte Written (TBW) 500GB – 200TBW
1TB – 400TBW[3]
Performance Crystal Disk Mark:
500GB Read/Write: up to 3300/2400 MB/s 
1TB Read/Write: up to 3500/3000 MB/s[1]
500GB Read/Write: 142K/357K IOPS Max
1TB Read/Write: 263K/382K IOPS Max[1]
Weight 7g (PCBA)
Dimensions 80.0(L) x 22.0(W) x 3.7(H) mm
Humidity RH 90% under 40°C (operational)
Vibration 80Hz~2,000Hz/20G
Shock 1,500G/0.5ms
MTBF 3,000,000 hours
Operating System System Requirements:Windows 10 / 8.1 / 8 / 7 / Vista[4]Linux 2.6.33 or later
Warranty 5-year limited warranty[5]
[1] Transmission speed will vary according to different hardware/software conditions, therefore the data can only use for basic reference.
[2] 1GB=1,000,000,000 Bytes. In OS system, it would be displayed as 1,000,000,000 Bytes/1024/1024/1024 = 0.93GB
[3] Definition and conditions of TBW (Terabytes Written)are based on JEDEC standard
[4] PCIe SSD works best under the WIN8.1 and WIN10 operating systems. Windows Operating Systems earlier than Windows 8.1 do not support NVMe Driver natively. Users will need to install NVMe Driver prior to installing the SSD.
[5] The SSD is based on the TBW or Warranty period.


As a leading provider of memory storage products and mobile applications to the consumer market, Team Group Inc. is committed to providing the best storage, multimedia, and data sharing solutions. All TEAMGROUP’s memory module products come with a lifetime warranty, repair, and replacement services. Team Group Inc., also listed company at stock exchange market in January 2019. In 2016, TEAMGROUP established the T-FORCE gaming series which includes all the gaming memory modules. In 2020, TEAMGROUP established a T-CREATE brand for creative users. For more information, please visit the TEAMGROUP website at www.teamgroupinc.com or follow our social media including
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