Lite-On MU X1 512Gb NVMe SSD detailed review

Posted on November 07, 2022 by Raymond Chen

Lite-On's MU X1 NVMe SSD works on PCIe M.2 3.0 x 4 bus. More details about this SSD here.

Lite-On MU X1 512Gb NVMe SSD detailed review

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

Performance and benchmarks

Lite-On MU X1 works on PCIe M.2 3.0 x 4 computer expansion bus standard with maximum read speeds 3400 Mbps, and maximum write speeds equals to 3000 Mbps. It also has input/output performance 440000 on reading and 380000 on writing operations per second.

Endurance and warranty

Lite-On provide 3 years warranty period limited by endurance 1100 Total Bytes Written. As well it has 1.5 million hours MTBF.


Category Value
Capacity 512 Gb
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) 1100
MTBF (million hours) 1.5
Warranty (years) 3


MU X1 (512Gb) produced by Lite-On use PCIe 3.0 that is twice slower than PCIe Gen4. The maximum write speed is 3000 Mb/s, that is average value for this interface. The NVMe SSD can write 1100 TBW, that is pretty good compared to rivals. After evaluating all the facts, Lite-On MU X1 512Gb is a well-balanced SSD.

+ Pros

  • Good writing speed
  • Endurance

- Cons

  • PCIe 3.0
  • Capacity

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Video Review

Lite-On MU X1 - najbardziej opłacalny dysk M.2 Nvme? Test + porównanie


The Lite-On MU X1 512Gb has no Dynamic Random-Access Memory or information about it is not known. Dynamic Random-Access Memory in their controller help to improve input/output performance and endurance.

The MU X1 512Gb due to the low density of memory chips can function without additional heat sinks. Some motherboards already has additional cooling below and above the SSD to enhance productivity during high loads.

The MU X1 512Gb has write speed 3000 Mb/s, read speed 3400 Mbps. SSD run on Phison PS5012-E12 controller and M.2 3.0 x 4 high-speed serial computer expansion bus standard. The NAND memory type is Toshiba 3D TLC.
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