It's always nice to see a manufacturer try something new, and Team Group does exactly that by plying a regular 2.5in SSD with full-coverage ARGB lighting. The end result is the Delta Max SSD available in 250GB, 500GB and 1TB flavours.
Using a tried-and-trusted combination of a Silicon Motion SM2258 controller and Micron NAND, the underlying drive is a good example of a regular SATA SSD from a performance point of view. That, of course, is not its headline feature.
Instead, the use of ARGB makes this, as far as we can tell, a unique product in the marketplace. The display takes up most of the top, offers consistent lighting, and doesn't half add illumination in a dark chassis.
Obtaining RGB requires a third cable, preferably on a 5V ARGB header, but the question we keep asking ourselves is whether it makes sense. For most, the answer is no, because you are paying a 50 per cent premium compared to a regular drive housing the same performance. It also gets hot from ARGB, putting the longevity discussion back on the table, but for those of you who absolutely love your PC base unit to be full of colour, we can't think of another SSD with quite the same impact.
A niche product, for sure, the Team Group Delta Max RGB SSD's uniqueness is its main selling point.
Available in 1TB capacity
Looks impressive when ARGB on
Gets pretty hot
Not fans of the logo and writing
Significant premium over regular drives
Team Group T-Force Delta Max SSD 500GB
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