MSI Spatium M470 1Tb NVMe review

Posted on December 11, 2022 by Raymond Chen

MSI's Spatium M470 NVMe SSD works on PCIe M.2 4.0 x 4 interface. Read below about this NVMe SSD in our article.

MSI Spatium M470 1Tb NVMe review

MSI Spatium M470 1Tb use Phison PS5016-E16 controller. This drive has DRAM DRAM SLC for mapping data, located on the NVMe. The Spatium M470 comes equipped with Kioxia 3D TLC flash memory. MSI Spatium M470 also available in 2 Tb volume sizes.

Performance and benchmarks

Internal SSD works on PCIe M.2 4.0 x 4 interface with sequential read speeds 5000 Mbps, and sequential write speeds 4400 MB/s. This model has IOPS 600000 on reading and 600000 on writing operations.

Endurance and warranty


Category Value
Capacity 1 Tb
Interface M.2 4.0 x 4
Controller Phison PS5016-E16
Memory type Kioxia 3D TLC
Read speed (Mb/s) 5000
Write speed (Mb/s) 4400
Read IOPS 600000
Write IOPS 600000
Endurance (TBW) 3300
MTBF (million hours) n/a
Warranty (years) n/a


Spatium M470 (1Tb) produced by MSI use PCIe 4.0 that is significantly faster than PCIe 3.0. The write speed is 4400 Mbps, that is okay for this computer expansion bus standard. The NVMe provide possibility to write 3300 TBW, that is really good against nearest competitors. When everything is weighed in the balance, our site strongly advise to buy MSI Spatium M470 1Tb for your PC.

+ Pros

  • Good writing speed
  • PCIe 4.0
  • Capacity
  • Endurance

- Cons

  • None

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The MSI Spatium M470 has DRAM SLC. Dynamic random-access memory (DRAM) makes storage work faster, but more expensive.

The MSI Spatium M470 1Tb due to the low density of memory chips able to function with no further heat sinks. Some motherboards from the factory has thermal pads above and below the storage to enhance performance during times of high loads.

The MSI Spatium M470 has sequential write speed 4400 Mb/s, maximum read speed 5000 Mb/s. Storage run on Phison PS5016-E16 controller and M.2 4.0 x 4 high-speed serial computer expansion bus standard. The memory type is Kioxia 3D TLC.
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