RGB LEDs are used for thousands of enthusiast-class products these days, so in many cases manufacturers compete against each other in terms of style and try to make their devices look better than their rivals. Team Group this week introduced its T-Force Delta Max RGB SSD that features an addressable RGB LED module which covers its entire top surface making the device look like no other product on the market.

Team Group’s T-Force Delta Max RGB SSD comes in a 2.5-inch/9.5-mm SATA form-factor. Set to be available in 250 GB, 500 GB, 1 TB, and 2 TB versions, the SSD is based on Silicon Motions's SM2258 controller paired with Micron's 64-layer or 96-layer 3D TLC NAND memory. From performance point of view, we are dealing with fairly standard mainstream SATA drives: the SSD is rated for up to 560/510 MB/s sequential read/write speed as well as up to 90K/80K random read/write IOPS.

True to its name, the SSD features an oversized addressable RGB LED module on top that features built-in rainbow color water flowing lighting effect and can be controlled using software from leading motherboard manufacturers. The product has a 9-pin USB header for built-in lighting effect as well as a 4-pin 5V header for controls using appropriate apps.

The RGB LED module naturally takes space, which is why the T-Force Delta Max RGB is 2.5 mm thicker than most 2.5-inch SSDs available on the market today (which are 7 mm thick). Considering the fact that the drive is aimed at desktop enthusiasts, it is unlikely that it will be bought to use inside mobile PCs. Nonetheless, one should keep this peculiarity in mind.

Team Group T-Force Delta Max RGB SSD Specifications
Capacity 250 GB 500 GB 1 TB 2 TB
Model Number T253TM250G3C302 T253TM500G3C302 T253TM001T3C302 ?
Controller Silicon Motion SM2258
Form-Factor, Interface 2.5-inch/9.5-mm, SATA 6 Gbps
Sequential Read 560 MB/s
Sequential Write 500 MB/s 510 MB/s
Random Read IOPS 90K 90K
Random Write IOPS 75K 80K
Pseudo-SLC Caching Supported  
DRAM Buffer Yes, capacity unknown  
TCG Opal Encryption ?  
Power Management ?  
Warranty 3 years
TBW ? ? ?  
Additional Information Link
MSRP $59.99 $89.99 $149.99 ?

Team’s ‘dressed to impress’ T-Force Delta Max RGB SSDs will be available shortly. The 250 GB version carries a price tag of $59.99, the 500 GB model is priced at $89.99, whereas the 1 TB SKU features an MSRP of $149.99.

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Source: Team Group

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  • tphb - Friday, August 30, 2019 - link

    The humanity! Why didn't someone stop to ask "Why?"
  • The Chill Blueberry - Friday, August 30, 2019 - link

    Because flashy, looks cool. I like it
  • nathanddrews - Friday, August 30, 2019 - link

    I know it's cool to be anti-RGB, but I think it can be done well. The trick is getting all the different devices coordinate. Anything that helps you achieve the custom look you want for your build... why not?
  • Lord of the Bored - Saturday, August 31, 2019 - link

    In this case, there's a serious concern. LEDs produce heat. There's at least one rainbow LED-spangled flash drive that gets so much heat from them that it has been known to overheat and lock up in use.
  • koaschten - Saturday, August 31, 2019 - link

    that was exactky my thought,
  • AlyxSharkBite - Saturday, August 31, 2019 - link

    That’s the HyperX one team has sever RGB SSDs that are very cool. This was mentioned when they were looking at the Hyper X drive that was so hot I don’t remember if it was Jayz2¢ or Paul’s Hardware that did the video on it
  • Lord of the Bored - Sunday, September 1, 2019 - link

    Paul's hardware sounds right. The whole thing was as hilarious as it was embarrassing.
  • doggface - Monday, September 2, 2019 - link

    It was jaystwocents.

    I think the video was called "you will never guess why this machine won't boot" or something similar and clickbaity.

    Requiring a 120mm fan on your sata SSD to get windows to boot is pretty silly.
  • 29a - Tuesday, September 3, 2019 - link

    I like it too, it would go well with my computer.
  • sheh - Friday, August 30, 2019 - link

    So what's the resolution and refresh rate of this SSD? :)

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