MSI PCIe 5.0 SSD Debuts with 12 GBps Reads, 10 GBps Writes

This week, we got our first opportunity to benchmark a PCIe 5.0 SSD, but that was an engineering sample based on Phison’s E26 controller, not a shipping product that consumers will be able to buy. Today, MSI has announced two new, PCIe 5.0 SSDs — the Spatium M570 Pro and Spatium M570 — which are the first PCIe 5.0 drives we’ve seen that you will actually be able to buy as shipping products.

At MSI’s CES demo suite, we got to see both drives, but more importantly, we got to see early benchmark results from the Spatium M570 Pro, which boasts sequential read and write speeds of 12,000 and 10,000 MBps respectively. MSI is launching both drives in Q2 of this year for undisclosed prices and the M570 Pro is also going to be available as an option in its Raider GE78 HX and Titan GT77 HX laptops.

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Both MSI Spatium drives use Phison’s E26 controller, but the M570 Pro uses Micron’s new 232-layer NAND flash, which allows it to have faster speeds while the M570 non-pro is using slower TLC memory that only allows it to get up to 10,000 MBps reads. 

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