MSI Spatium M480 M.2 NVMe Gen4x4 SSD

MSI SPATIUM M480 and M470 M.2 NVMe Gen 4×4 SSD Review

MSI first announced intentions to enter the SSD market way back in January at the CES 2021 event. After a lengthy global microchip shortage, that intention has finally become a reality. MSI was kind enough to send two models to for review, the Spatium M480 and M470. The M480, MSI’s flagship SSD, is a 2 TB model sporting an included aluminum finned heatsink, while the M470 is a 1 TB model without a heatsink. It should also be mentioned that there is a third model that is not represented in this review and that is the M370. The M370 is MSI’s budget-conscious, entry-level SSD. With that out of the way, we’ll take a look at the two faster-performing drives and see how they stack up compared to the other drives tested.


MSI Launches SPATIUM line PCIe Gen4 and Gen 3 NVMe M.2 SSDs

Recently, MSI jumped into the storage market launching its SPATIUM line of PCIe Gen 4 and Gen 3 NVMe M.2 SSDs. The first three models are the SPATIUM M480 (flagship), M470, and M370. Boasting sequential reads of up to 7000 MB/s and sequential writes of up to 6850 MB/s, the M480 (PCIe Gen 4 NVMe) is also available in three capacities, 500 GB, 1 TB, and 2 TB. The M470 (PCIe Gen 4 NVMe) features sequential speeds of 5000 MB/s and 4400 MB/s reads and writes with capacities of 1 TB and 2 TB. The entry-level drive for the SPATIUM line is the M370 (PCIe Gen 3 NVMe) and offers sequential read/write speeds of 2400 MB/s and 1850 MB/s with a capacity range from 256 GB all the way up to 2 TB. Pricing and availability have yet to be announced but should be available soon. Here is MSI’s press release.