Team Group launched the first SSD T-Force Cardea Liquid SSD with a water-cooled radiator in 2019, but this product is actually just a common M.2 SSD with a radiator with water-cooled liquid inside. Since the water-cooling liquid does not flow and there is no cold exhaust, its role is only to increase the heat capacity. Some time ago Team Group released a notice saying that they would make an integrated water-cooled SSD. At the press conference last night, T-Force Cardea Liquid II SSD finally revealed its true content.
Team Group T-Force Cardea Liquid II really adds an integrated water-cooled radiator to the M.2 SSD. But Team Group said that this product is actually still in the development stage, so no specific specifications and performance data have been announced. From the picture, we can see that this SSD is essentially M.2 2280 specification, it needs water cooling and probably uses PCI-E 4.0 interface. The current speed limit of PCI-E 4.0 M.2 SSD is 7400MB/s.
Team Group’s all-in-one water cooling is indeed a bit too hard for the current SSD, but it may be suitable for the next generation of PCI-E 5.0 SSD, because, with the improvement of performance, the TDP of the SSD master may rise to 9W, the entire SSD will become hotter.
Of course, T-Force Cardea Liquid II SSD also faces compatibility issues between the motherboard and the case. From the picture, this integrated water-cooled water block is very huge. Probably only the M.2 port between the CPU and the PCI-E interface can be installed on the motherboard. Most of the other M.2 ports will conflict with the graphics card.
Team Group’s T-Force Cardea Liquid II is currently under development, and it remains to be seen how its final product will become.