We've worked with Phison and its partners long enough to understand the product cycle cadence. The new 12.1 firmware was likely born from optimizing the controller for enterprise customers. The firmware shows improvements in datacenter workloads and increases the "paper" specifications, but that doesn't mean you will see improvements on your desktop or notebook.
Even though we didn't get the big boost in performance we all hoped for, the BPX Pro is still a positive story. MyDigitalSSD followed the current pricing curve, and even though this series is just a couple of months old, it's still one of, if not the best, NVMe value available today. To be honest, I'm surprised the 240GB, 480GB, and 960GB drives still available given the limited supply of E12 controllers available in late 2018. I wouldn't be surprised to see the series sell out before the end of the month.
The MyDigitalSSD BPX Pro sits right between the two Samsung 970 series drives. It offers superior performance to the 970 EVO with 970 Pro endurance. The performance is closer to the 970 Pro, and it even matches its 5-year warranty.
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United Kingdom: The MyDigitalSSD BPX Pro Firmware 12.1 Update - Higher Peaks retails for £ at Amazon UK.
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