Kingmax PX3480 1Tb NVMe review

Posted on November 07, 2022 by Raymond Chen

Kingmax's PX3480 internal SSD works on PCIe M.2 3.0 x 4. More details about this NVMe SSD here.

Kingmax PX3480 1Tb NVMe review

Kingmax's 1Tb PX3480 SSD is powered by Phison PS5012-E12-27. The NVMe storing a data location map on Dynamic-Random Access Memory Nanya 256 - 1GB DDR3 to run a games faster. The PX3480 comes equipped with Toshiba TLC flash memory. SSD also available in 512 Gb and 256 Gb capacities.

Performance and benchmarks

NVMe SSD use PCIe M.2 3.0 x 4 expansion standard with maximum write speeds equals to 3000 Mbps, and read speeds 3400 MB/s. PX3480 has IOPS 550000 on writing and 550000 on reading operations per second.

Endurance and warranty

Manufacturer provide 3 years of warranty. The PX3480 has 2 million hours mean time between failure.


Category Value
Capacity 1 Tb
Interface M.2 3.0 x 4
Controller Phison PS5012-E12-27
Memory type Toshiba TLC
DRAM Nanya 256 - 1GB DDR3
Read speed (Mb/s) 3400
Write speed (Mb/s) 3000
Read IOPS 550000
Write IOPS 550000
Endurance (TBW) n/a
MTBF (million hours) 2
Warranty (years) 3


PX3480 (1Tb) produced by Kingmax support PCIe 3.0 that is significantly slower than PCIe 4. The maximum write speed is 3000 Mbps, that is pretty good for this expansion standard. When everything is weighed in the balance, our editor advise to have Kingmax PX3480 1Tb for your PC.

+ Pros

  • Good writing speed
  • Capacity

- Cons

  • PCIe 3.0

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The Kingmax PX3480 has Nanya 256 - 1GB DDR3. Dynamic Random-Access Memory makes storage faster, but more expensive.

The Kingmax PX3480 1Tb due to the low density of memory chips can last without further cooling systems. Some motherboards already has thermal pads below and above the storage to improve productivity during high loads.

The Kingmax PX3480 has sequential write speed 3000 Mb per second, sequential read speed 3400 Mb per second. NVMe works on Phison PS5012-E12-27 controller and M.2 3.0 x 4 high-speed serial computer expansion bus standard. The memory type is Toshiba TLC.
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