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MSI's Spatium M580 Frozr SSD; Passive Cooling, Intense Data Transfer – PC Perspective

MSI's Spatium M580 Frozr SSD; Passive Cooling, Intense Data Transfer – PC Perspective

A drive head and shoulders above the competition, literally

MSI's Spatium M580 is a Phison-based PCIe 5.0 SSD with Micron 232-layer 3D TLC NAND, 30% of it an SLC cache, and 8GB of DDR4-4266 cache, all passively cooled. As you can see from the picture, passively cooling such a powerful SSD is a challenge. The cooler with its three heatpipes is basically as long as the NVMe drive is long, so it's not going to fit into the hidden NVMe port under your GPU. If you can fit it in, however, TechPowerUp's testing showed no evidence of thermal throttling even after more than 10 minutes of continuous writing.

More impressive is how they managed to keep the Spatium M580 writing for 10 minutes, as they saw sequential writes of 12,556MB/s in CDM, not to mention sequential reads of over 14,000MB/s. . That's a speed matched by only a few competing SSDs, and they win by a fairly small percentage. When it finally goes on sale you should expect similar prices from competitors like the Crucial T705, at just over $500 for the 4TB model.

Behold the glory here..

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