MSI isn’t the first brand you recognize when you think about SSDs. With the announcement of the new NVMe SSDs, the Taiwanese ICT behemoth has broadened its product offering.
MSI had announced the debut of its SPATIUM Solid State Drive (SSD) product line back in mid-2021, a new line of M2 NVMe SSDs with three models supporting PCIe Gen 3 and 4 for every wallet and application.
The M480, M470, and M370 were the first product offerings. All NVMe SSDs utilized the tiny M.2 2280 form factor to accommodate desktop motherboards and laptops and supported PCIe Gen4 and Gen3 based on the model.
These SSDs are made with high-quality, high-density 3D NAND flash, which provides the most delicate performance-to-durability ratio for professionals, content producers, and gamers. All drives come with a large TBW and a 5-year limited warranty.
This time, MSI has come up with their new SPATIUM M450, an NVMe PCIe 4.0 SSD devoted to the world of gaming and packed with 3D NAND flash memory to deliver the best mix of speed and performance.
Entering the SSD Arena: MSI
MSI is a well-known hardware manufacturer in the PC industry. The company is most known for its graphics cards and motherboards, but like any prominent manufacturer, it has expanded into other areas such as peripherals, cooling solutions, casings, laptops, and pre-builds.
Spatium, MSI’s brand new SSD line, was the latest addition to the company’s comprehensive offering. MSI’s status as a high-performance PC manufacturer is being built, and SPATIUM was created to expand its ecosystem and encompass the high-performance storage industry.
The new MSI Spatium series was designed to appeal to both high-performance and general users. The M480 series SSDs were in the high-end market, whereas the M470 and M370 series SSDs were in the mainstream segment. The M400 series drives used the PCIe Gen 4.0 protocol, whereas the M300 series used the PCIe Gen 3.0 standard.
The SPATIUM M480 was created to provide ambitious content makers and gamers with next-generation storage performance. Due to PCIe Gen 4 and NVMe 1.4 standards, remarkable transfer speeds of up to 7000 MB/s sequential read and 6800 MB/s sequential write were feasible. The M480 has three storage arrays: 500GB, 1TB, and 2TB. These are the SPATIUM portfolio’s fastest SSDs.
The next in line, SPATIUM M470, was intended to suit the needs of mainstream SSD buyers. Users operating the current versions of PCs can take full advantage of the PCIe Gen4 interface’s functionality, which can reach speeds of up to 5000 MB/s sequential read as well as 4400 MB/s sequential write. There are two storage capacities offered: 1TB and 2TB.
With its PCIe Gen3 interface, the SPATIUM M370 outperformed MSI’s entry-level offering while providing the crucial benefits of rapid file transfers and low load speeds. Storage sizes of 256GB, 512GB, 1TB, and 2TB are offered, with sequential read and write speeds of up to 2400MB/s and 1850MB/s, respectively.
All SPATIUM SSD models launched so far included an extensive set of data error correction capabilities, including LPDC ECC and E2E Data Protection, and substantial TBW (Terabytes Written) for enhanced endurance and durability.
A new addition in the SSD lineup
MSI has unveiled the Spatium M450 series SSDs, which interact with the computer via the PCIe 4.0 x4 interface (NVMe 1.4 protocol). MSI SPATIUM M450’s PCIe 4.0 interface allows for sequential read rates of up to 3600MB/s and sequential write rates of up to 3000MB/s. The series contains three devices with data storage of 250GB, 500GB, and 1TB, albeit only the final two will be available in Italy at first.
SPATIUM M450 offers a wide range of data error fixes, including LPDC ECC and E2E Data Protection, as well as a high TBW (Terabyte Written) value for better durability and longevity. The M450 series, like all MSI SSDs, comes with a 5-year warranty.