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MDD BP5e 480GB M.2 SATA III SSD Review

By: Jon Coulter | SSDs in Storage | Posted: Jul 26, 2016 4:50 pm
TweakTown Rating: 90%Manufacturer: My Digital Discount

Final Thoughts

 

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As it stands, we feel that if you are going to go with a super low-cost planar TLC SSD, the best bang for the buck comes in the form of S10-powered SSDs with Toshiba 15nm TLC flash arrays. Taking it a step further, we believe the M.2 form factor is the most desirable of all form factors. This leads us to the SSD we tested today. MDD's BP5e 480GB M.2 SATA III SSD checks all the boxes. S10 controller, Toshiba TLC flash, 480GB capacity, best form factor, and a super-low price point. Samsung's 750 EVO series is lurking around out there now, and is a better performing SSD, but its price point like that of the 850 EVO is significantly higher than the BP5e. Additionally, the 750 EVO isn't available in an M.2 version.

 

 

MDD's BP5e (the cased model) was the first non-Samsung planar TLC SSD to receive a TweakTown recommendation. With superior synthetic performance and acceptable sustained write transfer rates, MDD's BP5e impressed us with great performance and even more so with its super low price point. The M.2 version performs just as well and comes in a far more appealing form factor. There is something to be said for fast storage that doesn't require cabling or occupy a PCIe slot. The M.2 version costs about 14 bucks more than the cased version, but we feel that's a small price to pay for M.2 goodness.

 

Running MDD's BP5e M.2 SSD as our OS disk is a very pleasurable experience. The drive is responsive, boots like lightning, and handles multi-tasking with ease.

 

We really like what the MDD BP5e M.2 SATA III SSD has to offer. In fact, when it comes to choosing a super low-cost SSD, MDD's BP5e M.2 480GB is our new favorite drive. My Digital Discount's BP5e 480GB M.2 SATA III SSD is TweakTown recommended.

 

Pros:

 

  • Low Cost
  • Toshiba Flash
  • Sequential Performance
  • Most Appealing Form Factor

 

Cons:

 

  • Moderate Workload Performance

Product Summary Breakdown

TweakTown award
Performance85%
Quality including Design and Build98%
General Features90%
Bundle and Packaging80%
Value for Money95%
Overall TweakTown Rating90%

The Bottom Line: The best feature any SSD can have is an M.2 form factor. The MDD BP5e 480GB M.2 SSD is the lowest cost M.2 SSD on the market, and it delivers excellent performance for the price.

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