MSI’s SPATIUM M470 is a high-performance, cutting-edge SSD that offers some of the best performance in its class. It comes with an aggressive price tag but delivers on performance and features.
MSI is renowned for their motherboards and graphics cards, which are among the finest in the industry for gamers and enthusiasts. MSI has entered the storage market with a new line of SSDs. MSI is stepping in with bespoke designs, high enthusiast standards, and custom cooling, so these aren’t your average SSDs. More competition in the storage market is a good thing, and MSI has a history of excellent component offers.
MSI introduced their SPATIUM SSD family in August of 2021. SPATIUM may seem to be a strange name, yet it has significance. SPATIUM is Latin meaning “far space.” SPATIUM SSDs are ideal for the meaning of space since they are the place in which we store all of our data, while hard drives are measured by space or capacity. The message may be interpreted in a variety of ways, which is very smart.
SPATIUM SSDs from MSI
SPATIUM SSDs are available in three different models: M370, M470, and M480 (with and without a custom heatsink). Various capacities are available in each model, as well as different specifications depending on those capabilities. Today, we’ll be looking at the MSI SPATIUM M470 model. The MSI SPATIUM M470 1TB SSD is the device we’ll be looking at today.
There are two capacities available for the MSI SPATIUM M470: a 1TB version and a 2TB version. The 1TB version costs $179.99 and features 1GB of DDR4 memory, a 1600 TBW rating, and lower maximum and idle power. The 2TB version costs $319.99 and comes with 2GB of DDR4, a 3300 TBW rating, and greater power consumption. Both provide sequential read and write rates of up to 5000MB/s and 4400MB/s, respectively. The rest of the specs are same.
SPATIUM M470 PCIe 4.0 NVMe M.2 1TB MSI SPATIUM M470 PCIe 4.0 NVMe M.2 MSI SPATIUM M470 PCIe
The MSI SPATIUM M470 1TB PCIe Gen 4.0 NVMe M.2 SSD is a PCIe Gen4x4 M.2 2280 TLC SSD with a PCIe Gen4x4 M.2 2280 TLC interface. It uses the NVMe 1.3 protocol with an x4 link speed over the PCI-Express 4.0 Gen4 interface and fits into the standard M.2 2280 form factor. It will operate in PCs and laptops and is compatible with Gen3, Gen2, and Gen1. It is TLC and utilizes 3D NAND memory.
The sequential read speed is specified at up to 5000MB/s (5GB/s), while the sequential write speed is rated at up to 4400MB/s (4.4GB/s). The maximum random read 4KB speed is 600,000 IOPS, while the maximum random write 4KB speed is 600,000 IOPS. The TBW (Terabytes Written) for the 1TB unit we’re looking at is 1600. The Mean Time Between Failure (MTBF) is up to 1,700,000 hours. MSI provides coverage for a complete 5-year period up to the maximum TBW.
This drive offers TRIM for performance optimization, S.M.A.R.T., LDPC ECC (Low-Density Parity-Check), End-to-End Data Path Protection, APST (Autonomous Power State Transition), and TCG OPAL2.0/Pyrite for encryption and data security, among other features.
Pictures and Components on a Solid State Drive (SSD)
The MSI SPATIUM M470 1TB PCIe 4.0 Gen4 NVMe SSD comes in a compact packaging with the necessary speeds clearly stated. A 5-year warranty notice is included, and the packaging matches the aesthetics of the SSD’s label. It comes in a plastic shell on the inside. Because this model does not include a heatsink, we suggest using the M.2 slot heatsink that came with your motherboard.
The SSD has a length of 80mm, a width of 22mm, and a height of 2.15mm. Because it’s a double-sided SSD, make sure you have enough clearance while putting it in laptops. On the top, the controller, two NAND chips, and one DRAM chip are located; on the bottom, two NAND chips and one DRAM chip are located. MSI has stickers on both sides; be aware that removing them loses the guarantee; nevertheless, if you want better contact with the thermal material and don’t care about the warranty, you may remove them.
The PHISON E16 controller is used in the MSI SPATIUM M470 1TB PCIe 4.0 Gen4 NVMe SSD. PHISON PS5016-E16-32 CE2107C TBXH02 001AA is written on it. The PHISON PS5016-E16 is a widely used PCIe Gen4x4 NVMe IC built on the TSMC 28nm node. It uses the NVMe 1.3 protocol as its foundation. It has a maximum read speed of 5GB/s and a write speed of 4.4GB/s, which is precisely what the MSI SPATIUM M470 possesses. It supports DDR4 and is designed for 96-layer 3D TLC NAND memory in an 8-channel configuration at 800 MT/s per channel. A dynamic SLC cache is supported.
It is powered by a 32-bit ARM Cortex R5 processor that uses CoXProcessor Technology. GPIO, UART, ICE, I2C, SPI, and SMBus are all supported by the interface. It has integrated end-to-end data route protection and supports 4th generation LDPC SmartECC. It supports AES 128/256 bit, SHA 160/256/512, and RSA 2048 in hardware, and TCG & Opal 2.0, Pyrite, Sanitize, and Crypto Erase in firmware.
Toshiba/Kioxia BiCS4 96-layer 3D TLC NAND Flash TABBG65AWV is used in the MSI SPATIUM M470 1TB PCIe 4.0 Gen4 NVMe SSD. Each module has a 256GB capacity and there are four in total, two on one side and two on the other. On board, there are two SK Hynix H5AN4G8NBJR DRAM chips, each having a 512GB capacity and 1GB of DRAM on each side. This is DDR4-2400MHz DRAM running at 1.2V.