REPORT ANALYSIS AND FINAL THOUGHTS
We started noticing during our testing of the TeamGroup T-Force Cardea A440 Pro that much of its performance was very similar to that of the Kingston KC3000, which only makes sense as both SSDs have virtually identical components. We might suggest somewhat of a firmware difference, however, as the A440 Pro seemed to consistently run just a bit behind that of the KC3000. Performance for the A440 Pro is still out of this world with over 7GB/s data transfer speeds and over 1 million IOPS.
It was the Game Loading results that impressed most, however, with the time of 7.94 sec ONLY being bettered by the Kingston KC3000 and by a very small margin. Pricing… Well we might like to see prices come down a bit but one has to remember that this pricing runs right there with top tier SSDs.
If we are running a comparison of either the 1 or 2TB A440Pros to that of the Kingston KC3000, however, the clear winner is the A440 Pro with as much as a $160 difference between the two at Amazon. Right now the sample we have in hand is priced at $369.99 while that Kingston is priced at $530.67. Top Value!