Since 2021, the well-known manufacturer MSI has also been moving with SPATIUM models in the SSD sector. And with the SPATIUM M480 series, NVMe SSDs with PCIe 4.0 x4 interface are also offered, which you definitely won’t have to hide from the competition. MSI today announced the faster SPATIUM M480 PRO series. There are still three types to choose from: without cooler, with an enhanced version and cooler for Sony PlayStation 5.
The non-pro version of MSI’s SPATIUM M480 series offered a sequential read rate of up to 7000MB/s, while the SPATIUM M480 PRO offered up to 7400MB/s thus making good use of the PCIe 4.0 x4 interface. The 1TB version of the M480 was specified with a write capacity of up to 5,600MB/s, while the 2TB variant was significantly faster with up to 6,800MB/s. With SPATIUM M480 PRO, the write value has been increased to 7000MB/s. In addition to the 1TB and 2TB sizes, there’s also a large 4TB model, the M480 PRO. Of course, a DRAM cache and an SLC cache are included, though the respective capacities are unknown.
The exact model designation of the SPATIUM-M480-PRO series must be distinguished, regardless of storage capacity. Because while the SPATIUM M480 PRO has to operate completely without a cooler, MSI also packs a beautiful bronze heat sink into the SPATIUM M480 PRO HS (Heat Sink), which is said to reduce the temperature under load by up to 20°C.
SPATIUM M480 PRO PLAY for PS5
The cooler is optimized for use in Sony’s PlayStation 5, and the MSI SPATIUM M480 PRO PLAY is also available in 1TB, 2TB, and 4TB expansion stages. Technical data is kept identical. The cooler is only optimized for the PS5’s M.2 M-Key slot. Don’t be fooled by the product image, this is from the unprofessional version.
5 years warranty
MSI gives a 5-year warranty period for the SPATIUM M480 PRO series. In general, there should be a corresponding high TBW value, even MSI unfortunately did not mention these values. At least for the non-professional version with a capacity of 2 TB, it is 1.4 petabytes (petabytes). Pricing and availability are also unknown.
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