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MyDigitalSSD BPX 480GB M.2 NVMe PCIe SSD Review

MyDigitalSSD BPX 480GB M.2 NVMe PCIe SSD Review
MDD's BPX Series M.2 NVMe SSD is being hailed as the best value in next-gen storage. Let's find out why.
By: Jon Coulter | m.2 SSDs in Storage | Posted: Feb 13, 2017 1:20 pm
TweakTown Rating: 94%Manufacturer: MyDigitalSSD

Introduction

 

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M.2 NVMe SSDs are all the rage in enthusiast circles. It is easy to see why when you can get performance equivalent to four or five SATA SSDs in a package the size of a stick of gum. As with all new technology, the cost of entry can be very expensive. Pricing for this new technology has continued to drop, but it is still out of range for many enthusiasts. MyDigitalSSD is looking to make life in the fast lane more affordable for everyone.

 

 

The BPX is MyDigital's first NVMe SSD. The BPX pairs Phison's wildly popular E7 NVMe controller with cost effective SanDisk 2-bit MLC flash. The result is stellar performance, massive endurance, and lower cost than the competition. The BPX is priced similarly to Intel's low-cost, low-performance, TLC-powered 600p M.2 NVMe SSD, both of which are the lowest priced NVMe SSDs on the market. Choosing the BPX over the 600p is simply a no-brainer.

 

At $187.32, the 480GB BPX is currently selling for a full $60 less than Samsung's TLC-powered 500GB 960 EVO. Both the BPX and 960 EVO deliver quite similar real-world performance. However, the MLC-powered BPX holds a significant advantage when it comes to warranty and endurance. Samsung's 500GB 960 EVO comes with a three-year warranty and an endurance rating of up to 200 TBW. The BPX 480GB comes with a five-year warranty and an endurance rating of 1,400 TBW.

 

There are a lot of competing E7-powered SSDs on the market, but in terms of overall value, the BPX has them beat. The BXP has a five-year warranty; competing E7-powered SSDs have a three-year warranty. The 480 BPX comes with an endurance rating of 1,400 TBW, making it the highest endurance consumer SSD on the market. Competing E7-powered SSDs vary between 230TBW and 698TBW. And to top it all off, the BPX is priced significantly lower than similarly configured E7-controlled SSDs.

 

Now that we've laid out the case for why MyDigitalSSD's BPX 480GB M.2 NVMe SSD is currently the best value in next-gen consumer storage, let's see how it performs.

 

 

Specifications

 

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The MyDigitalSSD BPX Series M.2 x 2280 NVMe SSD is available in three capacities: 120GB, 240GB, and 480GB.

 

  • Sequential Read: up to 2,600 MB/s
  • Sequential Write: up to 1,300 MB/s
  • Max 4K Random Read Speed: up to 200,000 IOPS @ QD32
  • Max 4K Random Write Speed: up to 190,000 IOPS @ QD32
  • Max 4K QD1 Random Read Speed: 35 MB/s CDM
  • Max 4K QD1 Random Write Speed: 150 MB/s CDM
  • Endurance: up to 1,400 TBW
  • MTTF: 2 Million Hours
  • Warranty: 5-Year Limited Warranty
  • Active Power Consumption: <7W Avg.
  • DevSlp: L1.2 power state supported
  • Data Security: AES 256-bit for User Data Encryption
  • SMART
  • TRIM
  • Garbage Collection

 

The BPX is currently selling at MyDigitalDiscount for: 120GB = $65.77, 240GB = $107.85, 480GB = $187.32

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