I’ve talked about it a few times now, but a few of the bigger PC component companies have been expanding out as far as what they make for the past 10+ years. They started off with each company having a small focus, but we have now gotten to the point where you can build almost an entire system sticking to the same brand. MSI is one of those companies and MSI and Gigabyte, unlike Asus, have both gotten into the SSD market but up until now, I haven’t had the chance to check out what they had going on. MSI recently introduced their Spatium M480 which is a PC or PS5 design which means it does have the heatsink needed to fit in the PS5 and today I’m going to see what the M480 is all about. We know it is a PCIe 4.0 NVMe drive with some crazy performance numbers promised so I’m excited to see what makes it tick and how it performs, let’s go check it out. 

Product Name: MSI Spatium M480 Play 2TB

Review Sample Provided by: MSI

Written By: Wes Compton

Amazon Affiliate Link: HERE

 

Specifications

Capacity

512GB / 1TB / 2TB / 4TB

Controller

PHISON E18

Flash Memory

3D NAND

Dram Cache

512MB DDR4 / 1GB DDR4 / 2GB DDR4

Form Factor

M.2 2280

Interface

PCIe Gen4 x4, NVMe 1.4

Compatibility    

PCIe Gen4 / Gen3 / Gen2 / Gen1

Dimensions

80.40mm (L) x 24.00mm (W) x 10.70mm (H), PS5 Compatible

Sequential Read Up to (mb/s)

7000

Sequential Write Up to (mb/s)

6800

Random Read 4kb Up to (iops)

650,000

Random Write 4kb Up to (iops)

700,000

Maximum Operating Power (w)

8.2

Idle Power PS3 (mw)

22

Operating Temperatures

0°C – 70°C

Storage Temperatures

-40°C – 85°C

Terabytes Written (tbw)

1400

Mean Time Between Failure (mtbf)

Up to 1,600,000 Hours

Limited Warranty

5 Years, or the coverage for the maximum TBW as stated, whichever comes first.

Advanced Features

TRIM (Performance Optimization, OS support required)

SMART (Self-Monitoring, Analysis and Reporting Technology)

LDPC (Low Density Parity Check) ECC Algorithm

End to End Data Path Protection

APST (Autonomous Power State Transition)

AES256/TCG OPAL2.0/Pyrite (Encryption, Data Security)

 

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