The Team Group MP34 we tested today sits in a strong position. This isn't an elite performance SSD with a premium price point to match. Instead, this bang-for-your-buck product delivers more bangs for less bucks.
Value-focused NVMe SSDs are not new. The Phison E12 has led the way in this segment since it first came to market. These drives are now as low as the QLC NVMe models like the Intel 660p and Crucial P1, but they are not far off either.
Spending a little more, gives users a better experience with moderate workloads. The harder you push the drive, the more it gives back in lower response times compared to the ultra-low-cost QLC products shipping today.
We tested the 1TB model, but the other capacities with the E12 controller perform well in relation to the other comparable products. With prices starting as low as $39.99 for the 256GB MP34 model, there isn't a reason to buy a SATA SSD unless your system doesn't support the speedy NVMe interface.
The Bottom Line
Team Group takes the MP34 to new heights for TLC-based NVMe SSDs. This drive fights the low-cost QLC models and delivers greater performance. Starting at just $40, it's difficult to even consider a SATA SSD at this point.