Now let’s move on to a direct comparison with the Corsair MP600 PRO XT in the real life of a workstation. Indeed, the benchmarks below show some interesting things, as the Teamgroup T-Force A440 Pro 2TB writes about as fast as the Corsair SSD, but is almost consistently a tick faster on reads. This should be due to fine-tuning of the firmware, but is subjectively not noticeable in practice.
The bottom line is that both SSDs are about equally fast when you consider that the Corsair SSD already had a few reviews behind it and showed first signs of wear. This does put my workstation test into perspective a bit. When writing, the dynamic pSLC cache works, indisputably. At least as long as the NAND technically allows it. When reading, the cache then rather does not matter.
Reading is very similar, the newer SSD is always a tad faster, despite a decent fill of about 60% and artificially generated operating hours for a more practical test.
Yes, the performance is beyond reproach, but you really have to consider whether you really feel it subjectively and whether it really increases productivity in the individual case so that the surcharge is worth it. If you can answer it with yes, you will surely do everything right with such an SSD, no matter from which provider. The Teamgroup T-Force A440 Pro 2TB is a decent offering in its class and therefore fairly gets the buy tip.
Summary and conclusion
If you attach importance to maximum performance, then the Teamgroup T-Force A440 Pro 2TB is exactly what is currently technically feasible for the end user with normal effort. There are already a few in this performance class from the likes of Seagate, Samsung, MSI, WD and Corsair – now TeamGroup has a suitable answer too, good on them. And who needs something like that in real life now?
One can recommend such an SSD to all those who are on the hunt for the last ounce of performance and for whom the 5-year (limited) warranty from TeamGroup takes away some of the doubt as to how long the controller and the Micron NAND can cope with the switch from pSLC and TLC mode without any losses. It is no secret that this is also due to the interaction of controller and flash memory. It’s just that Micron hasn’t been doing this since yesterday. Only the 1400 TBW turn out to be a bit meager, because after exceeding it the warranty is also limited in this respect. But that’s what the other providers do, too.
Great product, adequate price and in the end it is once again the old knowledge that the last bit of performance is always the most expensive. If you want to be beautiful, you have to pay. That’s just the way it is, unfortunately.