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MSI expands its storage offering with new SPATIUM SSDs

MSI SPATIUM is the Taiwanese manufacturer’s own line of solid-state drives. And it has just expanded them with three new ‘M’ series mid-range models that can be used for expansion or upgrade on both desktop and laptop computers and for any type of computing task, professionals, content creators and gamers.

All three new solutions are offered in the form factor M.2 2280, the compact size format that leads consumer storage to the detriment of previous 3.5 and 2.5-inch formats of SATA hard drives and SSDs. These units connect to the interface PCIe 4.0, the fastest until the new Gen5 hits the market. They include high-density 3D NAND memories, different levels of DRAM cache, and an unspecified controller.

MSI SPATIUM M461. It’s the fastest ever with sequential read speeds of up to 5,000 MB/sec and sequential write speeds of 4,200 MB/sec. The available storage capacities will be 500 GB, 1 TB, 2 TB and 4 TB.

MSI SPATIUM M452 and 453. They are the entry level models, with file transfers of up to 3,600 Mbytes per second in sequential read mode and 2,800 Mbytes per second in writes. They will be marketed in 500 GB, 1 TB and 2 Tbyte versions.

All announced SPATIUM products support a wide range of data error correction features, including LPDC ECC and E2E Data Protection, providing high TBW (Terabytes Written) for increased durability and longevity. In this regard, to say that the entire series has a limited warranty of 5 years.

The manufacturer provides additional support through a software solution integrated into MSI Center that monitors the status of the drive, the capacity used, the operating temperature or allows you to update its firmware. In addition, MSI has partnered with Actiphy, a data backup solution to allow users who purchase and install one of their SSDs to save and transfer their files.

No price has been provided for the new units, but they should be cheap considering that they are intended for the mid-range and that MSI has other faster models in its catalog, such as the M480 with speeds that exceed 7 GB/s, and that the competition is huge, with outstanding drives as you can see in our latest SSD Guide.

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