PCIe 5.0 SSD: MSI unveils Spatium M570 10GB/s SSD with cooler


After Corsair and Gigabyte, MSI is also dropping the covers for its first SSD with PCIe 5.0. The Spatium M570 SSD in M.2 format with a cooler is specified with up to 10 GB/s and should be available with up to 4 TB of storage space. As with Gigabyte, a successor with over 12 GB/s is already being pointed out.

Like Corsair with the MP700 and Gigabyte with the Aorus Gen5 10000, MSI also advertises up to 10 GB/s in sequential read when presenting the “SPATIUM M570 PCIe 5.0 NVMe M.2 HS”. The “HS” stands for Heatsink and describes the eye-catching, bronze-colored aluminum cooler, which, apart from the color, is very reminiscent of the Spatium M480 solution with PCIe 4.0.

Unsurprisingly, MSI also relies on the E26 controller from Phison, which is expected to mark the beginning of the PCIe 5.0 SSD era, as did the Phison E16 with PCIe 4.0. Which, according to MSI, “high-quality 3D NAND flash” it is, remains unknown for the time being. However, TLC-NAND from Micron is currently very popular because it combines high storage density with high throughput.

The Spatium M570 in M.2-2280 format is to be in Variants with 1 TB, 2 TB and 4 TB appear. However, MSI is not yet revealing when and at what prices the market launch will take place. At the moment, however, November is considered likely.

Outlook on even more throughput

MSI also shows a screenshot from the storage benchmark CrystalDiskMark, which states an even higher performance of over 12 GB/s for an upcoming “next-generation SPATIUM PCIe 5.0 SSD”. This SSD should also be equipped with the Phison E26 and was operated on a Z690 mainboard for the benchmark. In the RAID 0 array, the combined performance of two of these SSDs should exceed the value by 70 percent, which would mean around 21 GB/s.

“Next Gen PCIe 5.0 SSD” (Image: MSI)

First comes the Spatium M460

MSI is shortening the waiting time for the PCIe 5.0 generation with a new PCIe 4.0 SSD: With a maximum of 5000 MB/s for reading and 4,500 MB/s for writing, the Spatium M460 places itself significantly below the M480 with up to 7,000 MB/s. Like the upcoming M570, the M460 should also be equipped with the bronze-colored cooler shown; but this is only an option with the M460 HS variant.

The MSI Spatium M460 series includes storage capacities of 250 GB, 500 GB, 1 TB and 2 TB. Details are still missing and the product page is currently not working. However, the performance values ​​suggest the Phison E21T without DRAM.