MSI SPATIUM M480 PCIe 4.0 NVMe M.2 SSD Review
Peter Donnell / 6 months ago
MSI is one of the biggest names in the world for high-end PC hardware. They’ve produced many of the best motherboards, graphics cards, monitors, and much more beyond over the years, and it looks like today will be no exception. The new MSI SPATIUM M480 PCIe 4.0 NVMe M.2 SSD promised exceptional performance, and honestly, I wouldn’t have expected anything less for a flagship MSI product. While I’m sure this will appeal to a wider market, it’s a perfect fit for the enthusiast who favours MSI top-end products, such as their GODLIKE motherboards and LIGHTNING graphics cards.
MSI SPATIUM M480
Running on the top-end PCIe Gen 4×4 interface and using the latest NVMe 1.4 standard, this drive promises to be able to hit up to 7000 MB/s read speeds and 6800MB/s write speeds, making it one of the fastest consumer drives on the market today. One thing is for certain, with this drive, you’ll likely never see loading screen tips in your games again! Of course, for high-resolution assets, video editing, and working on larger projects, those read and write speeds are going to be a huge advantage for all of it. Beyond that, the drive comes with all the usual security and protection features, and MSI back it all up with a competitive 5-years warranty.
- 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
- Suitable for both desktop and notebook
- 5-Year Warranty
For in-depth features and specifications, please visit the official SPATIUM M480 product page here.
What MSI Had to Say
“SPATIUM M480 is the fastest product in the SPATIUM lineup with three storage capacities – 500GB, 1TB, and 2TB, bringing next-level storage performance to demanding content creators and gamers. Compliance with PCIe Gen 4 and NVMe 1.4 standards unleash the latest in extreme transfer speeds up to 7000MB/sec sequential read and 6800MB/sec sequential write speeds. The bronze-coloured aluminium heatsink efficiently dissipates heat with its stacked fin structure, reducing the SSD temperature by up to 20°C under load and allowing M480 to sustain maximum performance under heavy workloads. SPATIUM M480 supports a comprehensive range of data error correction features including LPDC ECC and E2E Data Protection, providing a high rated TBW (Terabytes Written) for excellent durability and longevity backed with a limited 5-year warranty.” – MSI