Team Group is a well-known Taiwanese memory and flash storage maker with a long history of catering to the needs of users from all over the globe. Today, we have a review of the Team Group MP33 PCIe NVMe SSD in the M.2 form factor.
The MP33 is a cost-effective solid-state drive that uses a new controller we haven’t had a chance to check out yet. Phison’s PS5013-E13 is very compact physically, which enables M.2 SSDs with four flash chips on each side. It also has support for DRAM-less operation, which the Team Group MP33 makes use of. The ability to operate without DRAM cache allows for further cost optimization—a few dollars can be saved. The caveat is that random write performance will be reduced because the flash mapping tables are stored directly in flash instead of the faster DRAM chip. The flash chips on the MP33 are Toshiba 96-layer BiCS4.
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