Technology and gaming content trusted in North America and globally since 1999
8,614 Reviews & Articles | 61,005 News Posts

MyDigitalSSD BPX 480GB M.2 NVMe PCIe SSD Review (Page 7)

Jon Coulter | Feb 13, 2017 at 7:20 am CST - 1 min, 58 secs time to read this page
Rating: 94%Manufacturer: MyDigitalSSD

Iometer – Maximum IOPS

Version and / or Patch Used: Iometer 2014

We use Iometer to measure high queue depth performance. (No Partition)

Max IOPS Read

MyDigitalSSD BPX 480GB M.2 NVMe PCIe SSD Review 31 | TweakTown.com

Max IOPS Write

MyDigitalSSD BPX 480GB M.2 NVMe PCIe SSD Review 32 | TweakTown.com
MyDigitalSSD BPX 480GB M.2 NVMe PCIe SSD Review 33 | TweakTown.com

We test NVMe SSDs using eight threads at QD32, or QD256. We do this because we want to see what the drive can generate at its maximum viable queue depth.

Running all-out, the BPX is capable of generating more read/write IOPS than OCZ's RD400, Samsung's 950 Pro, and Intel's 600p.

Iometer – Disk Response

Version and / or Patch Used: Iometer 2014

We use Iometer to measure disk response times. Disk response times are measured at an industry accepted standard of 4K QD1 for both write and read. Each test runs twice for 30 seconds consecutively, with a 5-second ramp-up before each test. We partition the drive/array as a secondary device for this testing.

Avg. Write Response

MyDigitalSSD BPX 480GB M.2 NVMe PCIe SSD Review 34 | TweakTown.com

Avg. Read Response

MyDigitalSSD BPX 480GB M.2 NVMe PCIe SSD Review 35 | TweakTown.com
MyDigitalSSD BPX 480GB M.2 NVMe PCIe SSD Review 36 | TweakTown.com

The BPX may have slightly lower performing flash than the Hellfire, but this doesn't manifest itself at QD1 when the drive is empty. The BPX delivers better (lower) read response than Intel's 750 and 600p.

DiskBench – Transfer Rate

Version and / or Patch Used: 2.6.2.0

We use DiskBench to time a 28.6GB block (9,882 files in 1,247 folders) composed primarily of incompressible sequential and random data as it's transferred from our Toshiba RD400 1TB NVME SSD to our test drive. We then read from a 6GB zip file that's part of our 28.6GB data block to determine the test drive's read transfer rate. Our system is restarted prior to the read test to clear any cached data, ensuring an accurate test result.

Write Transfer Rate

MyDigitalSSD BPX 480GB M.2 NVMe PCIe SSD Review 37 | TweakTown.com

Read Transfer Rate

MyDigitalSSD BPX 480GB M.2 NVMe PCIe SSD Review 38 | TweakTown.com
MyDigitalSSD BPX 480GB M.2 NVMe PCIe SSD Review 39 | TweakTown.com

We recently upgraded our test system to Windows 10 build 14393. With that upgrade, write transfer rates almost doubled. The reason for this, as far as we know, is that CPU power switching modes have been relaxed on the latest version of Windows 10. We included the NVMe drives we've tested to date on this build of Windows 10. If you needed a good reason to upgrade to Windows 10 build 14393, this is a good reason.

The BPX is priced similarly to Intel's 600p, and yet it delivers four times the sustained write performance.

Last updated: Nov 15, 2019 at 01:16 pm CST

PRICING: You can find products similar to this one for sale below.

USUnited States: Find other tech and computer products like this over at Amazon.com

UKUnited Kingdom: Find other tech and computer products like this over at Amazon.co.uk

AUAustralia: Find other tech and computer products like this over at Amazon.com.au

CACanada: Find other tech and computer products like this over at Amazon.ca

DEDeutschland: Finde andere Technik- und Computerprodukte wie dieses auf Amazon.de

Jon Coulter

ABOUT THE AUTHOR - Jon Coulter

Jon became a computer enthusiast when Windows XP launched. He was into water cooling and benching ATI video cards with modded drivers. Jon has been building computers for others for more than 10 years. Jon became a storage enthusiast the day he first booted an Intel X25-M G1 80GB SSD. Look for Jon to bring consumer SSD reviews into the spotlight.

We openly invite the companies who provide us with review samples / who are mentioned or discussed to express their opinion. If any company representative wishes to respond, we will publish the response here. Please contact us if you wish to respond.

Related Tags