Kingmax PX3480 512Gb SSD tech review

Posted on November 07, 2022 by Raymond Chen

Kingmax's PX3480 SSD works on PCIe M.2 3.0 x 4 interface. Detailed characteristics of this SSD on our page.

Kingmax PX3480 512Gb SSD tech review

Kingmax PX3480 512Gb use Phison PS5012-E12-27 controller. The internal SSD storing a data location map on DRAM Nanya 256 - 1GB DDR3 to run a games faster. The PX3480 comes equipped with Toshiba TLC flash memory. NVMe SSD also available in 256 Gb and 1 Tb capacities.

Performance and benchmarks

Drive use PCIe M.2 3.0 x 4 bus with read speeds 3400 MB/s, and maximum write speeds 3000 Mbps. This model has input/output performance 550000 on writing and 550000 on reading operations.

Endurance and warranty

Kingmax give 3 years warranty period. The PX3480 has 2 million hours mean time between failure.

Specs

Category Value
Capacity 512 Gb
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

Conclusion

Kingmax PX3480 512Gb may work on previous bus standard that is twice slower than PCIe 4.0. The write speed is 3000 Mbps, that is pretty good for this interface. Weighing all these factors, Kingmax PX3480 512Gb has more minuses and we highly do not recommend to have it.

+ Pros

  • Good writing speed

- Cons

  • PCIe 3.0
  • Capacity

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FAQ

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

The PX3480 512Gb due to the low density of memory chips can operate without further heat sinks. Some motherboards already has additional cooling above and below the storage to improve performance during times of high loads.

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