MSI Spatium M480 SSD PCI-E 4.0: charging ahead with speed

MSI Spatium M480 SSD PCI-E 4.0: charging ahead with speed

The Xbox Game Pass Ultimate is putting a strain on my SSD’s storage space. It is overly saturated and performance is starting to suffer as well. Put simply, I urgently need a new NVMe. As an estimator of the “Red Dragon” computer components, the choice was really easy.

MSI Spatium M480 is an M.2 SSD that uses the PCIe 4.0 x4 interface, available with and without a standard heatsink. The latter, despite the pleasant bronze color, is entirely built in aluminum. Its stacked fin structure has been designed to reduce the temperature of the SSD by up to 20 ° C, allowing the M480 to sustain maximum performance under heavy workloads and avoid the annoying phenomenon of throttling.

At the heart of this SSD we find the new PCI-E 4.0 Phison E18 controller. It is a solution that guarantees a sequential data transfer speed in the order of 7 GB / s. The chip is flanked by 3D NAND memories, SLC cache and a DDR4 DRAM cache that can reach 2GB depending on the model.

MSI Spatium M480 is available in two versions, 1TB and 2TB, supports the LPDC ECC and E2E Data Protection error correction functions and is backed by a 5 year warranty. Both drives have a Mean Time Between Failure (MTBF) of 1.6 million hours and deliver up to 700,000 IOPS in 4K random write operations in the 2TB model.

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MSI SPATIUM M480 PCIe 4.0 NVMe M.2 1TB HS Internal SSD PCIe Gen4 NVMe 1.4 3D NAND 1400 TBW
  • PCIe Gen4x4 interface and complies with the NVMe 1.4 standard
  • Sequential Read speeds up to 7000MB/s and Write speeds up to 6800MB/s
  • Up to 1400 TBW
  • Built-in data security and error-correction capabilities
  • 500GB to 2TB capacities in M.2 2280 form factor