We've had a MyDigitalSSD BP4 240GB SSD in a test machine for several months now and it's been a great drive for daily use activities. We're using it as the operating system drive in a system for developing both consumer and enterprise SSD tests. At times, the system has two people working in it (Windows Server 2012), so the queue depths are higher than normal, but from a user standpoint, neither Paul nor I can tell anyone else is working on the same system.
As you can start to see as we roll out new benchmarks, consumer SSDs are so fast that performance is a given. I'm not saying that every SSD reaches the upper limits offered by SATA III, but many of the products out now, even the mainstream products, are fast enough. In our new benchmarks, we're focusing on more of the secondary features. Power states like those offered with the new DEVSLP feature and low thermal emissions increase battery life and reduce your electric bill. Many of the products we've already tested in 2013 were engineered with this in mind.
Of course measuring performance with a microscope is always fine, too. In our performance tests today the MyDigitalSSD BP4 960GB scored well when reading and writing sequential data and well when reading random data, but random writes could use a little help.
With this product though, speed, battery life for the most part and all of other features take a back seat to good 'ole capacity. There's no replacement for displacement, err capacity. The MyDigitalSSD BP4 has 960GB of user capacity and MyDigitalDiscount.com has them in stock for $799.99. It costs a bit more than the Crucial M500 960GB, but at least you can spend your money and get one in just a few days at the time of writing. It's better than being on a wait list.
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