Smartbuy Impact E16 1Tb NVMe SSD detailed review

Posted on November 07, 2022 by Raymond Chen

Smartbuy's Impact E16 internal SSD use PCIe M.2 4.0 x 4 interface. Detailed characteristics of this NVMe SSD in our article.

Smartbuy Impact E16 1Tb NVMe SSD detailed review

Impact E16 (1Tb) produced by Smartbuy use Phison PS5016-E16 controller. The Impact E16 comes equipped with 3D TLC memory. This NVMe besides, available in 500 Gb and 2 Tb capacities.

Performance and benchmarks

This NVMe works on PCIe M.2 4.0 x 4 interface with write speeds 4400 Mbps, and read speeds 5000 Mbps. Impact E16 has input/output performance 750000 on reading and 750000 on writing operations.

Endurance and warranty

The Impact E16 has 1.7 million hours MTBF.


Category Value
Capacity 1 Tb
Interface M.2 4.0 x 4
Controller Phison PS5016-E16
Memory type 3D TLC
DRAM n/a
Read speed (Mb/s) 5000
Write speed (Mb/s) 4400
Read IOPS 750000
Write IOPS 750000
Endurance (TBW) 1650
MTBF (million hours) 1.7
Warranty (years) n/a


Smartbuy Impact E16 1Tb support PCIe 4.0 that is twice faster than PCIe 3.0. The write speed is 4400 Mb/s, that is average value for this expansion standard. The NVMe SSD has endurance 1650 TBW, that is pretty good against nearest rivals. After evaluating all the facts, our site strongly advise to have Smartbuy Impact E16 1Tb for your PC.

+ Pros

  • Good writing speed
  • PCIe 4.0
  • Capacity
  • Endurance

- Cons

  • None

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Video Review

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The Smartbuy Impact E16 is DRAMless SSD or information about it is not known. Dynamic Random-Access Memory makes drive faster, but also more expensive.

The Impact E16 1Tb due to the low density of memory chips able to run with no additional cooling systems. Some motherboards from the factory has additional cooling above and below the drive for better performance during times of high loads.

The Smartbuy Impact E16 has maximum write speed 4400 Mb/s, maximum read speed 5000 Mb per second. Storage run on Phison PS5016-E16 controller and M.2 4.0 x 4 interface standard. The NAND memory type is 3D TLC.
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