We've conflicted over the Team Group T-Force Delta RGB SSDs. The main appeal of this series is likely gamers and younger PC enthusiasts building a great looking system. Those are also the same users that shopping for products offering an excellent value (performance at a low cost). The Delta RGB series doesn't cost a lot, but it also doesn't give users a strong experience due to below average performance.
Team Group did a very good covering all of the bases with this series on the lighting front. Some motherboards and lighting systems use 5-volt power and others use 12-volt power. Team Group covers both groups with separate products but shoppers will need to know what system they have. Every motherboard I looked at in my office has 12v printed on the board.
Where Team Group really went beyond our expectations is with the third drive in the series that uses simple USB power to light the drive. This version isn't addressable, you can't change the colors, but it does give you a lit SSD that looks nice.
This series delivers performance that you would expect from a mainstream SSD in 2016. The sad part about that is with the flash changed to 64L, the stuff found in most SSDs shipping today, the Delta RGB would have the same components as the Crucial MX500, one of the fastest consumer SATA SSDs available today. We assume Team Group picked up the remaining 32L flash at a steep discount. That would work in a drive sold to system integrators or a low-cost entry-level model. When the drive literally has a neon-colored target on its back the drive should perform as well as it looks.
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