Today we will reviewing the ZOTAC SONIX PCI-e SSD 480GB. ZOTAC manufacturers a small range of SSDs, but the SONIX is ZOTAC’s only PCI-e version (apart from the suped up 10th anniversary version which we saw at the ZOTAC press event a few months back).



ZOTAC, the creator of the Original Mini PC, derives its name from the words “zone” and “tact”, aptly referencing our skill & expertise in the zones of PC components, systems, and manufacturing. Combining both function and design, ZOTAC strives to create the latest technological products that epitomize form, utility, and style.




In a world where every second counts, you cannot afford to lag behind. Maximize your speed, minimize load times and make the hourglass a distant memory. With the PCI-e interface, the set up is a very simple plug and play*, so say goodbye to cable management. Your ultimate upgrade requires no wires and no mess – just a sleek dose of metal, silicon, and blazing speed.

Let’s get straight in there and have a look at the technical specifications of the SONIX.


Technical Specifications

  • Form Factor – PCIE Add-in-Card
  • Interface – NVME 1.2 PCIE Gen 3 x 4
  • Flash Type – MLC
  • DRAM Cache – 512MB DDR3
  • Capacity – 480GB
  • Sequential Read – Up to 2,600 MB/s
  • Sequential Write – Up to 1,300 MB/s
  • Power Consumption
    Read: 5.57W
    Write: 7.27W
    Idle: 0.5W 
  • Supported OS – Windows, Linux
  • MTBF (hours) – 2,000,000 
  • Accessories – Bundled low-profile bracket

SONIX features NVMe 1.2 PCIE Gen3 interface with x4 lanes capable of delivering sequential read and write speeds up to 2,600 MBps and 1,300 MBps for ultra-responsive performance. The SONIX is powered by a Phison E7 controller and stacked with Toshiba MLC flash memory, so I’m expecting a blazingly fast performance!




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