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MSI SPATIUM M480 PCIe 4 M.2 SSD

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Product Overview

MSI SPATIUM M480 is a premium PCIe 4.0 NVMe M.2 SSD. Available in three capacities, it attains maximum sequential read and write of 7000 MB/s and 6850 MB/s respectively.
Thanks to the 3D NAND stacked flash, MSI is able to pack up to 2TB onto an M.2 2280 card. It is compatible for both desktop and laptop computers.
Another highlight is the uses of PCI express Gen4 x4 interface and supports NVMe 1.4 standard.
MSI does not specify the manufacturer of the 3D NAND used in the SPATIUM M480.
Alongside the M480, MSI also introduced the M470 and M370 SSDs.

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Ratings

What we found**

Pros
  • Sizzling rated and tested sequential read-write speeds
  • Sleek design
  • Solid build quality
Cons
  • Pricey for a PCIe 4.0 drive

What external reviewers found***

Ext 74% (not directly comparable across industries)
Pros
  • Solid build quality
  • Supports AES 256-bit hardware encryption
  • Extremely fast performance
  • High-quality heatsink
  • Extremely fast sequential read and write speeds
Cons
  • Lacks a full SSD management software suite
  • Only one M.2 slot
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Price Comparison (incl. referral links)*

Specifications

2TB500GB1TB

Connectivity

PCI ExpressPCIe Gen4 x4, NVMe 1.4

Construction

Form FactorM.2 2280-D2-M Internal SSDM.2 2280-S2-M Internal SSDM.2 2280-S2-M Internal SSD

Dimensions

Size | Height2.15 mm
Size | Length80 mm
Size | Width22 mm

Function

CompatibilityPCIe Gen4 / Gen3 / Gen2 / Gen1
Operating Temperature0°C ~ 70°C

Performance

Durability1400 TBW350 TBW700 TBW
I/O SpeedRandom Read 650,000 IOPS / Random Write 700,000 IOPS / Sequential Read 7000 MB/s / Sequential Write 6850 MB/sRandom Read 170,000 IOPS / Random Write 600,000 IOPS / Sequential Read 6500 MB/s / Sequential Write 2850 MB/sRandom Read 350,000 IOPS / Random Write 700,000 IOPS / Sequential Read 7000 MB/s / Sequential Write 5500 MB/s
Power Consumption8.2W (max) / 22mW (idle)6W (max) / 10mW (idle)6.6W (max) / 14mW (idle)
Storage500GB, 1TB, or 2TB 3D NAND

Production

Debut2021-07-05

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External Reviews

pcmag[1]

Sentiment Score 78%
Reviewers from pcmag have found the following***:
The Spatium M480 HS is an appealing high-performance PCI Express 4.0 internal SSD. The M480 lacks a full SSD management software suite along the lines of Samsung's Magician or Crucial's Storage Executive. It does offer data security and error-correction capabilities including S.M.A.R.T.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • Extremely fast sequential read and write speeds
  • High-quality heatsink
  • Solid build quality
Cons
  • Lacks a full SSD management software suite

tomshardware[2]

Sentiment Score 69%
Reviewers from tomshardware have found the following***:
The Spatium M480 is available in capacities of 1TB and 2TB in the US market, with the company pricing them at roughly $0.22-$0.23 per GB. The company also offers a 500GB model, but it will only be available outside of America. The 2TB is the fastest capacity, and as such, is the model we are analyzing today.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • Extremely fast performance
  • High-quality aluminum heatsink
  • Supports AES 256-bit hardware encryption
Cons
  • Only one M.2 slot

User Reviews

References

1. ^ MSI Spatium M480 HS Review. [pcmag]. https://www.pcmag.com/reviews/msi-spatium-m480-hs. 2021-08-27. Retrieved 2021-09-04.
2. ^ MSI Spatium M480 M.2 NVMe SSD Review: Classy Looks and Speed. [tomshardware]. https://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/msi-spatium-m480. 2021-08-30. Retrieved 2021-09-04.

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