MyDigitalSSD BP5e Slim 7 Series SSD Review (960GB) – Unequaled Value with TLC

TSSDR TEST BENCH AND PROTOCOL

SSD testing at TSSDR differs slightly, depending on whether we are looking at consumer or enterprise SSDs. For consumer SSDs, our goal is to test in a system that has been optimized with our SSD Optimization Guide. To see the best performance possible the CPU C states have been disabled, C1E support has been disabled, Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology (EIST) has been disabled. Benchmarks for consumer testing are also benchmarks with a fresh drive so, not only can we verify that manufacturer specifications are in line but also, so the consumer can replicate our tests to confirm that they have an SSD that is top-notch. We even provide links to most of the benchmarks used in the report.

Sean Consumer Test Bench Core V51

SYSTEM COMPONENTS

This Test Bench build was the result of some great relationships and purchase; our appreciation goes to those who jumped in specifically to help the cause. Key contributors to this build are our friends at ASRock for the motherboard and CPU and be quiet! for the PSU and cooling fans. Also, a big thank you to Thermaltake for the case and Kingston for the RAM. We have detailed all components in the table below and they are all linked should you wish to make a duplicate of our system as so many seem to do, or check out the price of any single component. As always, we appreciate your support in any purchase through our links!

PC CHASSIS: Thermaltake Core V51
MOTHERBOARD: ASRock Z97 Extreme6
CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K
CPU COOLER: Corsair H75
POWER SUPPLY: be quiet! Dark Power Pro 10 850W
SYSTEM COOLING: be quiet! Silent Wings 2
MEMORY: Kingston HyperX Beast 2400Mhz
STORAGE: Samsung 850 Pro
IRST DRIVER: 13.1.0.1058

BENCHMARK SOFTWARE

The software in use for today’s analysis is typical of many of our reviews and consists of Crystal Disk Info, TRIMcheck, ATTO Disk Benchmark, Crystal Disk Mark, AS SSD, Anvil’s Storage Utilities, PCMark Vantage, and PCMark 8. We prefer to test with easily accessible software that the consumer can obtain, and in many cases, we even provide links. Our selection of software allows each to build on the last and to provide validation to results already obtained.

CRYSTAL DISK INFO VER. 6.5.2

Crystal Disk Info is a great tool for displaying the characteristics and health of storage devices. It displays everything from temperatures, to the number of hours the device has been powered, and even to the extent of informing you of the firmware of the device.

MyDigitalSSD BP5e 960GB CDICDI’s SMART data reveals a short list of values for us to look at. There is a lack of DevSleep support and the temperature sensor is a false reading that does not change, however, the BP5e Slim 7 Series does have a total writes attribute. The firmware version we will be testing on today is SAFM12.1 as well. This point is very interesting as this follows the same naming scheme of that of the OCZ Trion 100, only this firmware seems to be a newer revision. This further reaffirms our belief that the Toshiba TC58 controller on the OCZ Trion is indeed a rebranded Phison controller. Therefore, we shouldn’t be surprised if this drive performs similarly. Let’s continue on and find out.

TRIMCHECK

We’ve covered TRIMcheck in the past. It is a great tool that easily lets us see if TRIM is actually functioning on a SSD volume in your system.

TRIMcheck WorkingAfter running this test we can see that TRIM is indeed functioning.

ATTO DISK BENCHMARK VER. 3.05

ATTO Disk Benchmark is perhaps one of the oldest benchmarks going and is definitely the main staple for manufacturer performance specifications. ATTO uses RAW or compressible data and, for our benchmarks, we use a set length of 256mb and test both the read and write performance of various transfer sizes ranging from 0.5 to 8192kb. Manufacturers prefer this method of testing as it deals with raw (compressible) data rather than random (includes incompressible data) which, although more realistic, results in lower performance results.

MyDigitalSSD BP5e 960GB ATTOATTO shows us strong initial results. Reads reach 500MB/s by the 16KB file size and writes reach 500MB/s at 128KB. Peak speeds reached were 564MB/s for read and 541MB/s for write. These numbers are nearly spot on with the listed specs. So far, off to a good start!

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Thanks for this review! Adding real world file transfer and HD Tune, it makes the review complete for me. Finally a tlc drive that seems decent or actually good, almost on par with the 850 evo. Hopefully all tlc drives are heading in this direction. If the price is right I won’t be so negative about tlc drives. They need to up the warrantee to 3 years though. I think Toshiba makes the best nand besides Samsung. Why make larger ssds with slow write speeds it makes no sense because the bigger the drive, you’re going to use it for… Read more »

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I think your award and generally your conclusion should be for the 960gb model and not the whole BP5e Slim 7 Series.

You haven’t tested the lower capacity models, and the performance is usually way worse, that’s why the send the bigger capacity models for reviews.

Don’t forget that the 240gb model has much smaller slc cache that it may even affect everydays performance since this is a tlc model.

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Yes that is the case most of the time but the 240GB and 480GB also have wonderful performance. See a comparison here http://www.mydigitalssd.com/2.5-inch-sata-ssd.php#bp5e-slim-7-ssd Please note the tests were done on a notebook with older tech compared to what the SSD review was using for their benchmarks.

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