MSI Spatium M480 Play 2Tb NVMe SSD tech specs

Posted on November 09, 2022 by Raymond Chen

MSI's Spatium M480 Play works on PCIe M.2 4.0 x 4 expansion standard. Read below about this NVMe SSD here.

MSI Spatium M480 Play 2Tb NVMe SSD tech specs

MSI's 2Tb Spatium M480 Play NVMe SSD works on Phison PS5018-E18. This SSD has DRAM DRAM SLC for mapping data, located on the NVMe. The Spatium M480 Play comes equipped with Micron TLC flash memory. SSD also available in 1 Tb and 500 Gb capacities.

Performance and benchmarks

Drive use PCIe M.2 4.0 x 4 bus with sequential read speeds 7000 MB/s, and maximum write speeds equals to 6800 MB/s. It also has IOPS 700000 on writing and 650000 on reading operations per second.

Endurance and warranty

Manufacturer give 5 years warranty period limited by endurance 1400 TBW.


Category Value
Capacity 2 Tb
Interface M.2 4.0 x 4
Controller Phison PS5018-E18
Memory type Micron TLC
Read speed (Mb/s) 7000
Write speed (Mb/s) 6800
Read IOPS 650000
Write IOPS 700000
Endurance (TBW) 1400
MTBF (million hours) n/a
Warranty (years) 5


Spatium M480 Play (2Tb) produced by MSI may work on PCIe 4 that is significantly faster than PCIe 3. The write speed is 6800 Mbps, that is faster than has other competitors. The SSD can write 1400 TBW, that is quite well in comparison with nearest competitors. Weighing all these factors, we recommend to buy MSI Spatium M480 Play 2Tb for your PC.

+ Pros

  • Excellent writing speed
  • PCIe 4.0
  • Capacity
  • Endurance

- Cons

  • None

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Video Review

MSI Spatium M480 PLAY NVME PCIe Gen4x4 2TB m.2 Drive Unboxing & Test


The MSI Spatium M480 Play has DRAM SLC. Dynamic random-access memory (DRAM) makes drive faster, but also more expensive.

The MSI Spatium M480 Play 2Tb due to the high density of memory chips you need to install of additional heat sink. It decrease temperature of the memory chips and controller. Some motherboards or laptops designed with thermal pads below and above the SSD to improve productivity during heavy loads.

The Spatium M480 Play 2Tb has write speed 6800 Mb per second, read speed 7000 Mb per second. SSD operate on Phison PS5018-E18 controller and M.2 4.0 x 4 interface standard. The memory type is Micron TLC.
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