Gigabyte M30 1Tb NVMe tech review

Posted on November 07, 2022 by Raymond Chen

Gigabyte's M30 NVMe SSD works on PCIe M.2 3.0 x 4 interface. More details about this SSD in our article.

Gigabyte M30 1Tb NVMe tech review

The NVMe SSD write a data location map on Dynamic-Random Access Memory 2GB DDR3l and SLC caching to run a games faster. The M30 comes equipped with 3D TLC flash memory. Gigabyte M30 also available in 512 Gb capacity.

Performance and benchmarks

Internal SSD works on PCIe M.2 3.0 x 4 expansion standard with read speeds 3500 MB/s, and sequential write speeds 3000 MB/s. M30 has IOPS 332000 on writing and 308000 on reading operations per second.

Endurance and warranty

Manufacturer give 5 years of warranty that limited by endurance 650 Total Bytes Written. As well it has 2 million hours mean time between failure.

Specs

Category Value
Capacity 1 Tb
Interface M.2 3.0 x 4
Controller n/a
Memory type 3D TLC
DRAM 2GB DDR3l and SLC caching
Read speed (Mb/s) 3500
Write speed (Mb/s) 3000
Read IOPS 308000
Write IOPS 332000
Endurance (TBW) 650
MTBF (million hours) 2
Warranty (years) 5

Conclusion

M30 (1Tb) produced by Gigabyte may work on previous bus standard that is twice slower than PCIe 4.0. The maximum write speed is 3000 Mbps, that is common for this expansion standard. The Internal SSD has endurance 650 TBW, that is not very much against closest competitors. Overall, Gigabyte M30 1Tb is a well-rounded NVMe SSD.

+ Pros

  • Good writing speed
  • Capacity

- Cons

  • PCIe 3.0
  • Writing speed

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Video Review

Gigabyte M.2 SSD PCIe NVMe Review and speed tests

FAQ

The Gigabyte M30 has 2GB DDR3l and SLC caching. DRAM in their controller help to increase I/O performance and endurance.

The M30 1Tb due to the low density of memory chips can work with no additional cooling systems. Some laptops or motherboards designed with additional cooling above and below the drive for improving productivity during high loads.

The M30 1Tb has maximum write speed 3000 Mb/s, read speed 3500 Mb per second. It run on M.2 3.0 x 4 high-speed serial computer expansion bus standard. The NAND memory type is 3D TLC.
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