Team Group MP34 NVME SSD (512GB) review

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Specifications & Features

Specifications and features

The sample that has arrived for testing is a 512GB version of the drive. The series as stated will be fitted with TLC (Triple-level cell written) written NAND flash memory from Toshiba. This allows them to offer the big storage volume at a lower price point.  In 3D NAND, NAND layers, not chips, are stacked in a single IC. The good news is continued cost reduction, smaller die sizes and more capacity per NAND chip. Also, installed NAND toolsets in the wafer fabs can, for the most part, be reused, thereby extending the useful life of the fab equipment.

Phison 5012-E12 controller

The Toshiba NAND ICs are driven by a Phison 5012-E12 controller. The PS5012-E12 makes use of the latest NVMe revision 1.3 protocol and as you have been able to notice from the SSD specifications, this controller is advertised at a very fast ~3000 MB/s (depending on volume size) across four PCIe lanes for read and write operations respectively, over a x4 PCIe Gen 3 lane connection that is. The controller can address 8 channels.


It is also ready for QLC and upcoming 96-layer NAND. The controller will offer support for up-to 8 TB storage as well as offering support for external Thunderbolt 3 SSDs. The PS5012-E12 is available in three versions: the 'normal' PS5012-E12 for high-end SSDs, the PS5012-E12C for mid-range devices and the PS5012-E12DC for the business market. After reading all that, believe it or not, this is a value SSD. I mean 15 cents per GB remember? 

Product Specifications

Model MP34 M.2 PCIe SSD

PCIe 3.0 x4 with NVMe 1.3


256GB / 512GB / 1TB[1]


DC +3.3V

Operation Temperature

0˚C ~ 70˚C

Storage Temperature

-40˚C ~ 80˚C

Terabyte Written

256GB / >380TB
512GB / >800TB
1TB / >1,660TB


Crystal Disk Mark:
256GB Read/Write: up to 2,700/850 MB/s
512GB Read/Write: up to 3,000/1,700 MB/s
1TB Read/Write: up to 3,000/2,600 MB/s

256GB Read/Write: 190K/160K IOPS Max
512GB Read/Write: 190K/160K IOPS Max
1TB Read/Write: 180K/160K IOPS Max

Weight 16g
Dimensions 80(L) x 22(W) x 3.8(H) mm
Humidity RH 90% under 40°C (operational)
Vibration 80Hz~2,000Hz/20G
Shock 1,500G/0.5ms
MTBF 1,800,000 hours
Operating System System Requirements:
  • Windows 10, Windows 8.1, Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista[4]
  • Linux 2.6.33 or later
Warranty 3-year limited warranty
Teamgroup will offer the MP34 series fitted with vertical stacked (3D) NAND from Toshiba, written as TLC and these units receive a 3-year warranty. 

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