MSI Spatium M450 1 TB Review - Testing Phison's new E19 Controller 2

MSI Spatium M450 1 TB Review - Testing Phison's new E19 Controller

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MSI is a world-leading gaming hardware manufacturer that is mostly famous for their graphics cards, motherboards, and laptops. In addition to these, MSI also offers monitors, peripherals, cases, and power supplies. With such a complete lineup, it's not surprising that MSI has entered the SSD market last year.



MSI is the youngest player in the SSD business but they are expanding their product offerings aggressively. Today, we have for review the MSI Spatium M450, which is built around Phison's new E19 series controller. The Phison E19 is based on the E13, but with an upgraded PCI-Express 4.0 interface for higher sequential transfer speeds and better marketing value. It's still a cost-effective design with only four flash channels that makes do without DRAM. As flash chips, Micron's newest 176-layer 3D TLC NAND are used—we've seen these in many recent reviews before.

The MSI Spatium M450 comes in capacities of 250 GB, 500 GB, and 1 TB. The 1 TB variant is expected to cost $115. Endurance for these models is set to 150 TBW, 300 TBW, and 600 TBW respectively. MSI provides a five-year warranty for the M450 SSD.

Specifications: MSI Spatium M450 1 TB SSD
Brand:MSI
Model:SPATIUM-M450-NVMe-M.2
Capacity:1000 GB (931 GB usable)
24 GB additional overprovisioning
Controller:Phison PS5019-E19-35
Flash:Micron 176-Layer 3D TLC
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DRAM:N/A
Endurance:600 TBW
Form Factor:M.2 2280
Interface:PCIe Gen 4 x4, NVMe 1.4
Device ID:MSI M450 1TB
Firmware:EJFM32.0
Warranty:5 years
Price at Time
of Review:
$115 / $115 per TB
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