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Is MyDigitalSSD's BP5e Slim 7 Faster Than Samsung's 850 Pro?

Is MyDigitalSSD's BP5e Slim 7 Faster Than Samsung's 850 Pro?
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Synopsis: Robert Bassett from Your Daily Techy benchmarks a 480GB MyDigitalSSD BP5e Slim 7 Series 2.5" SATA III SSD and compares its results to similar drives from Samsung and Kingston.

Robert Bassett from Your Daily Techy is no stranger to the performance benefits that solid state drives have to offer. In this review Bassett benchmarks the 480GB MyDigitalsSSD BP5e Slim 7 Series 2.5" SATA III SSD and compares the findings to a 480GB Kingston and a 512GB Samsung 850 Pro SSD.

"I have cycled through several SSD's in the last few years, but none of them have been as fast as the BP5e SSD."


480GB MyDigitalSSD BP5e Slim 7 Series 2.5-inch SSD. Image credit: Your Tech Daily

The 480GB MyDigitalSSD BP5e Slim 7 inside a Macbook Pro 2012. Image Credit: Your Daily Techy


To test the drives, Blackmagic Design's Speed Test software is used for benchmarking the SSDs on Robert's 2012 Macbook Pro.

In Bassett's 2012 Macbook Pro, the 480GB Kingston 2.5" SATA III SSD runs at unimpressively low write speeds, of 210MB/s with the testing software. The low results apparently are fairly common with this model from Bassett's own research. However in stark contrast, the BP5e Slim 7 shined with results of 470MB/s write and 518MB/s read.

After leaving the Kingston drive in the dust, the MyDigitalSSD BP5e Slim 7 squared up against the 512GB Samsung 850 Pro 2.5" SATA III SSD. In testing the Samsung 850 Pro performs better than the Kingston but comes in just slower than the BP5e Slim 7 with write speeds of 426MB/s and read speeds of 506MB/s.

Moving on, Bassett takes a look at boot-up times on his Macbook 2012 Pro with the Mavericks Apple operating system. Again, the BP5e Slim 7 showed off by starting up at around 15 seconds, faster than the Kingston drive.

Finally, Bassett looks at the price of SSDs and their value to the consumer. The price of the Samsung 850 Pro stands out currently at $220, nearly double the price of the other two. Comparing the less expensive drives, Basset mentions: "The Kingston one cost around the same but at basically at half the performance."

Convinced by the performance and cost of the BP5e Slim 7 against his Kingston and Samsung SSDs, Bassett says the MyDigitalSSD BP5e 2.5" SSD will be a mainstay: "This SSD will stay in my Macbook Pro. I cannot find any complaints about this SSD. If I could and was forced to find a complaint, it would be that it does not come with a bracket for the top of it."


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