MSI Spatium M480 Play 500Gb NVMe SSD technical specs

Posted on December 20, 2022 by Raymond Chen

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

MSI Spatium M480 Play 500Gb NVMe SSD technical specs

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

Performance and benchmarks

Drive works on PCIe M.2 4.0 x 4 with read speeds 7000 Mbps, and sequential write speeds 6800 MB/s. This model has input/output performance 700000 on writing and 650000 on reading operations per second.

Endurance and warranty

MSI provide 5 years warranty period that limited by 1400 TBW.


Category Value
Capacity 500 Gb
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 (500Gb) produced by MSI use PCIe 4.0 that is twice faster than PCIe 3. The maximum write speed is 6800 Mbps, that is faster than has other competitors. The MSI Spatium M480 Play provide possibility to write 1400 TBW, that is awesome compared to nearest rivals. When everything is weighed in the balance, our editor strongly advise to purchase MSI Spatium M480 Play 500Gb for your PC.

+ Pros

  • Excellent writing speed
  • PCIe 4.0
  • Endurance

- Cons

  • Capacity

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The MSI Spatium M480 Play has DRAM SLC. Dynamic Random-Access Memory in their controller help to improve I/O performance and endurance.

The Spatium M480 Play 500Gb due to the low density of memory chips able to function with no additional cooling systems. Some motherboards designed with additional cooling below and above the SSD for better performance during high loads.

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