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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  • nathanddrews - Friday, August 30, 2019 - link

    768p 47Hz just to please no one.
  • sheh - Saturday, August 31, 2019 - link

    768p is pretty high DPI here, so that's good.
    But I'll wait for 120/144Hz.
  • GreenReaper - Saturday, August 31, 2019 - link

    Good question. The patent doesn't even come up on Taiwan's search engine: https://twpat.tipo.gov.tw/

    Unfortunately the web server the PDF's on also doesn't seem to indicate its type in a way Firefox recognizes or accepts (but it *is* a PDF). But there's no indication it actually has a display, just LED bar(s) combined with a mirror/reflection effect across the SSD.

    Thankfully it uses a separate "ADD" motherboard connection or it might start impinging on bandwidth...
  • boozed - Friday, August 30, 2019 - link

    But why?
  • FullmetalTitan - Saturday, August 31, 2019 - link

    The important question is how addressable is it exactly? I see this as a neat addition to a custom rig if it's relatively simple to get it to display custom images or short animations like a lot of OLED panels on high end motherboards have allowed recently
  • samerakhras - Tuesday, September 3, 2019 - link

    RGB LED bla bla bla

    computer cases turned into glass garbage because of this .. this is not good.

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