Performance: 40 out of 40
Thanks in no part to its (relatively) high TDP setting the short-term performance of SPATIUM M570 Pro is right up there with the best of the best. However, unlike others opting for above 11 watts this bad boy also offers excellent long-term performance, as thermal limiting is all but eliminated. The end result of this great short + long term performance is Pure. Market. Dominance. We expect this model to quickly become the drive to own for enthusiasts. Color us highly impressed!
Technological Innovation: 20 out of 20
The SPATIUM M570 Pro series in not innovative because of the known-great components MSI have opted for. Instead, it is ground breaking for being the first M.2 PCIe 5.0 SSD to finally solve the cooling problem that is holding the entire industry back. We fully expect more to follow in their foot steps and
Build Quality & Warranty: 20 out of 20
MSI almost always make great enthusiast orientated models and while they may be new(er) to the NVMe M.2 game they have knocked it out of the part with the SPATIUM M570 Pro series. Its combination of known-good components with the most insanely overbuilt cooling solution is simply best in class. Mix in a warranty that is also great and the end result is what all manufactures should strive for: excellence.
Value: 17 out of 20
On the one hand you can save a couple dollars and get a T700 + ThermalRight HR-09 Pro combination. On the other… said combination will not be as good as what the SPATIUM M570 Pro series offers right out of the box. So while yes, and just like all PCIe 5.0 x4 SSDs, you are going to be paying for all that performance compared to PCIe 4.0 options… this new series is about as close to being a great value as you going to find in this corner of the enthusiast marketplace.
Final Score: 97 out of 100
Over the years MSI has garnered a sterling reputation for their custom cooling solutions abilities and it is so good to see them finally putting all that institutional knowledge towards fixing the M.2 PCIe 5 thermal issues plaguing the industry. Make no mistake the SPATIUM M570 Pro will not be right for everyone but it is easily the most consistent PCIe 5 M.2 you can find. The custom cooling solution MSI has created is just that good.