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MyDigitalSSD BPX is the Budget NVMe Drive to Beat

MyDigitalSSD BPX is the Budget NVMe Drive to Beat
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Posted: Wednesday, March 22, 2017 14:12:00
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Synopsis: Legit Reviews put the MyDigitalSSD BPX through an array of tests, comparing it to Patriot Hellfire and Corsair Force, and concludes the BPX stands alone as the best value.

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Nathan Kirsch, Editor-In-Chief of Legit Reviews, recently tested the much talked about 480GB MyDigitalSSD BPX 80mm (2280) M.2 PCIe 3.0 x4 NVMe SSD to see firsthand if it lives up to the hype.

The BPX is currently shaking up the market due to amazing price points for entry-level PCIe NVMe SSDs. Nathan says, When it comes to pricing, the MyDigitalSSD BPX series is without a doubt the most cost effective Phison PS5007-E7 controller based storage drive on the market today.

About the BPX

The BPX comes in 3 storage capacities, 120GB, 240GB, and 480GB. Nathan tested the 480GB model priced at $199.99 at the time of his review.

As far as value, other brands using the Phison E7 controller are currently $30 to $140 more expensive than the BPX with shorter warranties and lower endurance ratings. The 480GB Hellfire drive, for example, only has a 230TBW endurance rating compared to the BPXs 698TBW. Kirsch says, this drive is a price versus performance winner since no other drive with the Phison PS5007-E7 controller can compete with the 480GB models price of $0.42 per GB.

Featuring the Phison 5007-E7 controller and 2D MLC NAND flash, BPX SSDs are capable of reaching up to an impressive 150,000 IOPS for 4K Random Read and 265,000IOPS of 4K Random Write. MyDigitalSSD also offers a 5-year limited warranty on all BPX drives with endurance ratings of up to 698TBW.

MyDigitalSSD BPX Series Temperatures

The BPX series is rated for room temperatures between 0 and 70C where thermal throttle isnt triggered until 80C when performance is scaled back until the drive is under 80C again. Nathan said during his 10 minute sustained write with active cooling, the BPX got nowhere close to this temperature. He did however caution that, although Phison E7 controller based SSDs are rated for safe use up to 125C, laptops with limited airflow might want to take extra cooling precautions due to the BPX drive running hot.

The SSD Benchmark Test System

To test the drive Nathan used a fresh install of Windows 10 Pro 64-bit with no other programs running. The ASUS X99 Sabertooth motherboard with BIOS 3402 was what the Intel X99 platform used to test the storage drives was based around and the Corsair Neutron XT 240GB SSD was the primary drive used.

The other drives Nathan focused comparing the BPX against were the 480GB Corsair Force and 480GB MP500, 480GB Patriot Hellfire, 512GB Intel 600p, and Samsung 256GB XP941 and 512GB 950 Pro.


The Anvil SSD Benchmark showed that with 100% compression the BPX scored 9,677 points outperforming the 600p and XP941 in reads and writes, and 950 Pro in writes. Nathan then changed the compression to 46% to mimic everyday use, the overall scored dropped slightly to 9,662.92, making it slightly lower than similar drives like the Hellfire and MP500 in reads.

In the ATTO test, The BPX drive, which is rated at 2,600MB/s read and 1,300MB/s write, topped out at 2,961MB/s read and 2,320MB/s write in the standard overlapped I/O benchmark, smashing the numbers it was originally rated for. The BPX falls only slightly behind the Hellfire and MP500, which also use the Phison E7 controller, likely due to flash and firmware differences.

In the CrystalDiskMark test, the BPX achieved standard sequential speeds of 1,457MB/s read and 1,392MB/s write with Random 4K speeds of 48MB/s read and 137MB/s write. Running the test again in 0Fill mode, and the BPX reached up to 2,571MB/s read and 2,108MB/s write.

The BPXs overall score of 5,065 points on the PCMARK 8 performance test, virtually ties the BPX with other drives like the Force and Hellfire.

Lastly, IOMeter tests were performed to ensure the drives meet or surpass the manufacturer specifications for sequential Read/Write performance. The BPX is rated at 2.6GB/s read and 1.3GB/s write and Nathan surpasses those numbers reaching 2.8GB/s read and 1.5GB/s write with test periods of 1 minute. These scores line up closely with the Force and Hellfire.

Final Thoughts

Nathan was impressed with the BPXs performance numbers because they blew away MyDigitalSSDs own rated numbers. Despite the BPX being an entry-level NVMe SSD, Nathan states, the numbers are damn good and the BPX series will make for a good upgrade for those wanting something better than a SATA drive.

Nathan ended his reviewing by explaining that The BPX is the best NVMe SSD if you want the best bang for your buck. The 600p series may slightly cost less, but the BPX performs better.

Nathan presented the BPX with Legit Reviews Value Award saying, The MyDigitalSSD BPX SSD is the budget NVMe drive to beat right now. It has solid performance, a nice 5-year warranty, a healthy 698TBW endurance rating and a low price point compared to larger more known brands using the same controller technology.

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