Lite-On MU X1 2Tb NVMe technical review

Posted on November 07, 2022 by Raymond Chen

How fast is the MU X1 (2Tb) produced by Lite-On and another specifications read below in our article.

Lite-On MU X1 2Tb NVMe technical review

Lite-On's 2Tb MU X1 NVMe SSD works on Phison PS5012-E12 controller. The MU X1 comes equipped with Toshiba 3D TLC flash memory. SSD is offered also in 3 capacities: 256 Gb, 512 Gb and 1 Tb volume sizes.

Performance and benchmarks

NVMe SSD use PCIe M.2 3.0 x 4 computer expansion bus standard with maximum read speeds 3400 Mbps, and maximum write speeds 3000 MB/s. It also has IOPS 380000 on writing and 440000 on reading operations.

Endurance and warranty

Manufacturer give 3 years of warranty limited by endurance 2500 Total Bytes Written. The MU X1 has 1.5 million hours mean time between failure.


Category Value
Capacity 2 Tb
Interface M.2 3.0 x 4
Controller Phison PS5012-E12
Memory type Toshiba 3D TLC
DRAM n/a
Read speed (Mb/s) 3400
Write speed (Mb/s) 3000
Read IOPS 440000
Write IOPS 380000
Endurance (TBW) 2500
MTBF (million hours) 1.5
Warranty (years) 3


MU X1 (2Tb) produced by Lite-On support PCIe Gen3 that is significantly slower than PCIe 4.0. The write speed is 3000 Mb/s, that is common for this computer expansion bus standard. The NVMe SSD has endurance 2500 TBW, that is pretty well in comparison with competitors. On balance, we highly recommend to have Lite-On MU X1 2Tb for your PC.

+ Pros

  • Good writing speed
  • Capacity
  • Endurance

- Cons

  • PCIe 3.0

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The MU X1 2Tb has no dynamic random-access memory (DRAM) or data about it is not known. Dynamic Random-Access Memory makes SSD work faster, but more expensive.

The MU X1 2Tb due to the high density of memory chips requires installation of extra heat sink. This decrease temperature of the controller and memory. Some motherboards from the factory has additional cooling below or above the drive for better productivity during heavy loads.

The Lite-On MU X1 has write speed 3000 Mbps, maximum read speed 3400 Mb/s. Storage works on Phison PS5012-E12 controller and M.2 3.0 x 4 interface standard. The NAND memory type is Toshiba 3D TLC.
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