Team Group has introduced its new family of NVMe SSDs aimed at the budget PC market. The new MP33 drives use controllers from Silicon Motion and Phison and will be available in 128 GB, 256 GB, 512 GB, and 1 TB configuration.

Team Group’s MP33 SSDs are based on Silicon Motion’s SM2263XT or Phison PS5013-E13T controller as well as 3D TLC NAND memory from Intel or Toshiba. Using different controllers and memory from different suppliers within one family of drives enables the manufacturer to offer the most competitive prices for all configurations, however the actual performance is likely to differ, making this a difficult product to qualify as users will never know which configuration they are buying.

The MP33 drives from Team Group come in the M.2-2280 form-factor and feature a PCIe 3.0 x4 interface. When it comes to performance, the SSDs feature up to 1800 MB/s sequential read speed, up to 1500 MB/s sequential write speed, up to 220K random read IOPS, as well as up to 200K random write IOPS.

Team Group MP33 SSD Specifications
Capacity 128 GB 256 GB 512 GB 1 TB
Model Number TM8FP6128G0C101 TM8FP6256G0C101 TM8FP6512G0C101 TM8FP6001T0C101
Controller Silicon Motion SM2263XT
Phison PS5013-E13T
NAND Flash 3D TLC NAND from Intel or Toshiba
Form-Factor, Interface M.2-2280, PCIe 3.0 x4, NVMe 1.3
Sequential Read 1500 MB/s 1600 MB/s 1700 MB/s 1800 MB/s
Sequential Write 500 MB/s 1000 MB/s 1400 MB/s 1500 MB/s
Random Read IOPS 90K 160K 220K 220K
Random Write IOPS 100K 200K 200K 200K
Pseudo-SLC Caching Supported
DRAM Buffer No
TCG Opal Encryption ?
Power Management ?
Warranty ? years
MTBF ?
TBW 100 TB 200 TB 400 TB 600 TB
Additional Information Link
MSRP ? ? ? ?

Since the MP33 SSDs do not feature any heat spreader, they can be installed inside desktops and laptops. Team Group’s MP33 SSDs will be available in the near future from the company’s retail partners. Pricing will depend on exact configuration, but we expect the drives to be priced very competitively.

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Source: Team Group

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  • DanNeely - Thursday, October 3, 2019 - link

    Those performance numbers are modest enough I'm surprised they didn't go PCIe x2 for lower cost/power. Reply
  • kpb321 - Thursday, October 3, 2019 - link

    Offhand I'd guess that they use the Host Memory Buffer feature like a lot of low end NVMe drives and so the extra PCIe bandwidth is helpful for accessing the system memory that it is using instead of having memory on the drive. Reply
  • Grayswean - Thursday, October 3, 2019 - link

    x2 would be fine on PCIe 3.0, but would limit speed on older PCIe 2.0 machines, were x4 would not. Reply
  • Samus - Thursday, October 3, 2019 - link

    What platforms after Haswell have been PCIe 2.0? Reply
  • iranterres - Thursday, October 3, 2019 - link

    You cannot say a product is "entry level" without its MSRP. Damn click catching articles. Reply
  • goatfajitas - Thursday, October 3, 2019 - link

    Exactly... When talking about an "entry level" product the price should be mandatory. Assuming these are priced a good deal less than say Samsung 970 EVO plus, they will do great for any normal user. Reply
  • ballsystemlord - Thursday, October 3, 2019 - link

    So, if it's not priced at the entry level then you would say it's an entry level performer with mid tier pricing? Or would you say it's a mid tier product and we all suffer with the confusion?
    I'm of the opinion that AT made the right call here. It's an entry level performer.
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  • shabby - Thursday, October 3, 2019 - link

    No 64gb drive? Reply
  • DanNeely - Thursday, October 3, 2019 - link

    modern flash dies are too small. Lack of parallelism kills performance. You can see that with the 128's perf being well below the 256 and larger. Higher performing families increasingly don't include 128 either for that reason. Reply
  • curry629 - Tuesday, November 26, 2019 - link

    Two controllers? SM2263XT and PS5013? If I want a MP33 with PS5013 controller, How can I mare sure? Reply

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