The TeamGroup recently launch its newest 2.5-inch SSD to the market, the Delta Max RGB SSD Gaming. It is a colorful RGB mirror-finished SSD with a 3D Nand durability and comes with a built-in Smart optimization for faster file transfer. It comes with 3 different variants, 250GB, 500GB and 1TB.
RGB is one of the trends of building a PC Rigs these days, most PC enthusiast prefers these kinds of peripherals to make their rigs lit up with RGBs. Well, T-Force Team has some answers to these needs, as they come up with the full RGB SSD drive with a glossy finish that will complete your ultimate RGB rigs.
Table of Contents
- Look and Feel
- Life Span
- What’s in the Box
- Warranty and After Sales
Aside from its looks, this little SSD is faster enough to compete with the fastest SATA SSD in the market.
Look and Feel
Even not turning on the RGB lights, T-Force Delta Max SSD looks stunning with it’s glossy mirror-like finished, it really shines that feels premium.
Since it is mirror finished and prone to fingerprint marks, T-Force even included a cleaning cloth kit. Although, those marks or scratches are not visible when RGB is turned on.
On the RGB feature, it has a full RGB LED like screen and comes up with a default lighting effect “butterfly pattern”. It covers all the whole top areas of the SSD leaving with a few extra bezels at the corner.
The still white iconic logo of T-Force at the center gives it more vibrant with the changing RGB effect at the back.
T-Force Delta Max SSD feels quite heavy at 78g compared to other SSD, and thicker in height at 9.5mm, but it still fits on most rigs to most 2.5” form factor bay drive, even in the storage enclosure, laptop or PS4.
At the back corner, it has the primary 22 Pin Female SATA connector for storage connection and the RGB LED module for powering the LEDs. The module is powered by a micro-USB hub, that can be connected to either 9-pin USB header or for 3-pin 5V ARGB header.
The difference with connecting the RGB LED module to the 9-pin USB header is it can only use the built-in rainbow lightning effect. While it is connected to a 3-pin 5V header, it will sync with your existing motherboard RGB sync system like the ROG’s Aura.
Unfortunately, our motherboard doesn’t have the 3-pin 5V ARGB header and we’re stuck at the built-in rainbow lightning effect, but it matches perfectly with our RGB setup. Note: Do not try or force to plug the 3-pin 5V ARGB header to the 4-pin 12V RGB header in the motherboard, it may cause the damage to the SSD.
Since we are reviewing the lowest variant, the write speed of other SSD in 500GB and 1TB variant is a few percent faster than the 250GB variant (Check full specification below).
The T-Force Delta Max SSD is not marketed with a super-fast speed but rather a general-purpose storage device, but no worries – the result of our benchmarks competes with tight scores between high-end SATA SSD out in the market.
Benchmark using SATA port
In this benchmark, we use our available SSDs; the Samsung 850 EVO SSD, GIGABYTE SSD, and the T-Force Delta Max SSD.
T-Force delivers its promised speed, beating the Samsung 850 EVO and GIGABYTE SSD over the read speed at 561.83 MB/s. While the write speed is somehow behind at 510.17 MB/s.
Benchmark using External Enclosure
If you choose to use the SSD as your external storage, attaching it to your enclosure device will give you slightly different results, but fast enough to transfer files. In this benchmark, we use a SATA Device Connector to USB-C from Orico.
Just like other SSDs, it has a Terabyte Written limit where a total amount of data can be written into the SSD before it will likely to fail. But the disk comes with an optimized access control technology of NCQ which can speed up the transfer and write performance of the SSD, effectively reducing the performance degradation and wear and tear of the drive. Which eventually prolong the service life of the SSD.
Depending on the type of use, if you’re a content creator that always records gameplay, we suggest picking the higher storage 1 TB for a longer lifespan.
|SSD||Storage Size||Total Bytes Written|
|T-Force Delta Max||250 GB||> 60 TB|
|T-Force Delta Max||500 GB||> 120 TB|
|T-Force Delta Max||1 TB||> 240 TB|
It also has a mean time between failures of 1,000,000 hours.
The SSD also supports the TRIM optimization command in the Window’s Optimize Drives where it releases free blocks, allowing the operating system to immediately use the data for writing.
An affordable SSD with an extra premium RGB that enables you to get your dream ultimate RGB rig setup. Aside from its aesthetics, it has a decent speed that is comparable to other high-end SATA SSD out in the market. If you love RGB, you surely need this.
T-Force Delta Max comes with 250GB, 500GB, and 1TB with priced starts at P3,999, P5,699, and P8,999 respectively.
What’s in the Box
The USB 9-pin USB Header to Micro-USB.
The 3-pin 5V ARGB Header to Micro-USB.
It comes with a Manual.
A T-Force sticker that you can place on the front of your rig.
And lastly, the cleaning cloth.
- Form Factor: 2.5 inch SATA III
- Model : DELTA MAX SSD
- Storage Interface: SATA Rev. 3.0 (6Gb/s)
- With Backwards Compatibility to SATA Rev. 2.0
- Capacity: 250GB / 500GB / 1TB
- Voltage: DC +5V
- Operation Temperature: 0°C ~ 70°C
- Weight: 78g
- Dimensions: 100(L) x 69.85(W) x 9.5(H)mm
- Operating System: Windows 10 / 8.1 / 8 / 7 / Vista, MAC OS 10.4 or later, Linux 2.6.33 or later
- MTBF: 1000000 hours
- Terabyte Written:
- 250GB / >60TB
- 500GB / >120TB
- 1TB / >240TB
- 2TB / >800TB 
Warranty and After-Sales
The T-Force Delta Max RGB SSD comes with a 3-year warranty, compared to the 5-year warranty of other brands.
They also have online support for RMA, you may check it at their official website at www.teamgroupinc.com.