Overall, the Team Group EX2 Elite SSD is a solid SSD. The read speeds were right where you’d expect them to be for a SATA SSD. However, the write speeds feel short of the advertised speed of 520 MB/s. At least shorter than the read speed did from the advertised speed of 550 MB/s. Our best results were in CrystalDiskMark by far with a sequential read speed of 554.39 MB/s and a sequential write speed of 508.73 MB/s. Our next best test was the ATTO Disk Benchmark with a sequential read speed of 531.54 MB. But this was where we saw the write speeds start to fall a bit short of expectations. In the ATTO Disk Benchmark, we achieved a sequential write speed of 480 MB/s. The lowest speeds we saw were on the Anvil 0-Fill SSD Benchmark. In this test, our EX2 Elite SSD achieved a sequential read speed of 518.09 MB/s and a sequential write speed of 431.16 MB/s. So although we didn’t hit the advertised read and write speeds on every benchmark, the drive still performed very well overall.
But much like hard drives, we’re not expecting the blazing fast speeds of an NVMe drive when buying a SATA SSD. So, when selecting an SSD to purchase, there are several other things to consider. The EX2 Elite SSD does come with a 3-year warranty. Also, Team Group has a great reputation in the enthusiast community, and it just keeps getting better. They make great products and have excellent customer service. But one of the best features of any Team Group product is their prices. At the time of this review, you can get the 512 GB Team Group EX2 Elite SSD on Newegg for only $46.99 from its regular price of $49.99. This makes the 512 GB Team Group EX2 Elite SSD an excellent option for anyone looking to add or upgrade your storage. Thinkcomputers gives the 512 GB EX2 Elite SSD from Team Group an 8 out of 10 score.
- 3-year warranty
- good read speeds
- great price, especially on sale
- Sleek Design
- Not the best write speeds