MyDigitalSSD BP4 mSATA SSD Review (240GB) – Best Value Available For an SSD To Date

ANVIL STORAGE UTILITIES PROFESSIONAL (BETA)

You may not see this for long (and its definitely not common) but you get a freebee simply for reading!  Over the last little while, we have been assisting with beta testing new benchmark software called Anvil Storage Utilities which is an absolutely amazing SSD benchmarking utility.  Not only does it have a preset SSD benchmark, but also, it has included such things as endurance testing and threaded I/O read, write and mixed tests, all of which are very simple to understand and utilize in our benchmark testing.

BP4 Anvil

Anvil does display the excellent high sequential speeds once again, however past that, all appears to be a great confirmation as to what we have seen so far.

PCMARK VANTAGE X64 HDD SUITE

The SSD Review uses benchmark software called PCMark Vantage x64 HDD Suite to create testing scenarios that might be used in the typical user experience. There are eight tests in all and the tests performed record the speed of data movement in MB/s to which they are then given a numerical score after all of the tests are complete. The simulations are as follows:

  • Windows Defender In Use
  • Streaming Data from storage in games such as Alan Wake which allows for massive worlds and riveting non-stop action
  • Importing digital photos into Windows Photo Gallery
  • Starting the Vista Operating System
  • Home Video editing with Movie Maker which can be very time consuming
  • Media Center which can handle video recording, time shifting and streaming from Windows media center to an extender such as XBox
  • Cataloging a music library
  • Starting applications

MYDIGITALSSD BP4 MSATA SSD PCMARK VANTAGE SCORING

The BP4 pulled through Vantage with a Total Point Score of 55281 points and a high transfer speed of 378MB/s when testing in Media Center.  Although it does not place with the best of tested mSATA SSDs to date, it places as it should amongst mid-level mSATA SSDs.

BP4 Vantage 2

The following chart represents all mSATA SSDs tested to date with PCMark Vantage and reflects the placement according to Vantage HDD Suite Testing only:

MyDigitalSSD BP4 PCMark Vantage Chart

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Shaun McCloud
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Shaun McCloud

The 60GB model sounds very nice as an Intel SRT drive on my Gigabyte GA-Z77-DS3H.

Dreddric
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Dreddric

How come your CrystalDiskMark 3.0 results vary so much from what is advertised on MyDigitalSSD for the 240GB BP4, in particular your 4K write of 74.55 is only 54.36 on MyDigitalSSD?

Flyagaric
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Flyagaric

It still looks like Crucial CT256M4SSD3 256GB m4 makes better choice though. At leaset with amazon UK prices – I see it is more expensive in US, lol.

luis
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luis

is the 120gb much slower? what would be an estimate % of performance loss? thanks

Mike Antici
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Mike Antici

Typo. . .”MyDigitalSSD sold there version at a better price than ADATA did the SX300.”

“sold their” ??

Any chance you recorded the bytes per sector? if we’re coming from a 512 and this is a 4k, we can’t clone. 🙁

Les@TheSSDReview
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Thanks for the input…will be reviewing the newest MyDigitalSSDs within a week or so…stay tuned!