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MyDigitalSSD BPX Pro 480GB SSD Review - The Best NVMe Today?

MyDigitalSSD BPX Pro 480GB SSD Review - The Best NVMe Today?
MyDigitalSSD's new BPX Pro rocked the 512 GB NVMe SSD class with an affordable high-speed option.
By: Chris Ramseyer | SSDs in Storage | Posted: Sep 28, 2018 3:00 pm

Introduction

 

The 480GB BPX Pro from MyDigtialSSD is one of the best 512GB class NVMe SSDs shipping today. This is the second capacity we've tested and it's performance in relation to other products on the market is more competitive than the 960 GB model that has to combat the HP EX920 1TB. The 500GB EX920 and similar Adata SX8200 are not as fast in this capacity and that opened the door for MyDigitalSSD to take the performance lead.

 

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We gave a very detailed account of MyDigitalSSD and the new BPX Pro in the 960GB drive review. We urge you to read it to get the full scope of the history, current market, and forward outlook of NVMe SSDs.

 

The short recap includes MyDigitalSSD ticking off several companies by releasing competitive products at low prices. To do that the company has a small advertising budget, low staff expenses and overhead, and a streamlined process.

 

Let's dive right into the review and look at the BPX Pro 480GB.

 

 

Specifications

 

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CrystalDiskMark Performance

 

Expected Release Data: Mid-October

 

The BPX Pro is shipping in three capacities already, and a large 2TB model will ship in mid-October. We welcome the "new" four-capacity lineup that includes a very large capacity option and omits the traditional 128GB class that no longer makes sense from an economic standpoint.

 

The sequential read performance spikes at 3,400 for all four capacities. Sequential writes scale with the capacity. The 256GB drive achieves just 1,100 MB/s and grows in 1,000 MB/s with each size to 2,100 MB/s for the 480GB and 3,100 MB/s for the 960TB and 1920TB models.

 

 

MyDigtialSSD measures claimed performance with CrystalDiskMark so the random numbers come in the form of throughput. In our testing, we measured around 13,000 IOPS at queue depth 1 and for most desktop workloads that's the number you care about.

 

Even though the BPX Pro is the first product with the new Phison PS5012-E12 (E12 from this point forward in the review), we've shown performance previously in tradeshow coverage and preview articles that detail the architecture and hardware specific features.

 

The design is straightforward with the E12 controller and Toshiba BiCS FLASH 3 TLC memory. The controller features end-to-end data path protection. MyDigitalSSD didn't enable the user encryption modes on the BPX Pro so you will not have accelerated eDrive or TCG Opal support.

 

 

Pricing, Warranty, And Endurance

 

BPX Pro pricing starts at just $74.99 (240GB) with drives available on Amazon and MyDigitalDiscount.com. The 480GB sells for $129.99, and that grows to $259.99 for the 1TB model. The 2TB currently has a tentative price of $569.99 with that size shipping in the coming weeks.

 

The BPX Pro series carries a 5-year limited warranty. MyDigitalSSD is not trying to gouge anyone with the endurance coverage. The 1TB model gives users 1,665 terabytes written (TBW) under the warranty terms. That's more than 1,000 TBW more than the HP EX920 and Adata SX8200 in the same 1TB capacity class. The range moves steadily from 380 TBW (240GB model) to 3115 TBW (1920GB model).

 

 

A Closer Look

 

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The 480GB we're looking at today and the 240GB models use a single-sided design while the two larger sizes place surface mount components on both sides.

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