REPORT ANALYSIS AND FINAL THOUGHTS
The MyDigitalSSD BP5e Slim 7 Series comes in as one of the lowest priced options in the market at this time and offers very good performance for its segment. Based on our results, we’ve seen that not only did its sequential performance excel, but so did its random performance, with over 100K IOPS read and 80K IOPS write achieved during a run of AS SSD. PCMark Vantage and 8 both showed that it is a competent SSD that can also provide for great performance under real world workflows. Furthermore, the BP5e Slim 7 Series didn’t do too shabby during the 30GB file transfer test, with speeds averaging 350MB/s and only dipping down to the low 300MB/s range. With respect to power consumption, it compared well with other value based products and was actually more efficient than some.
As with many of the newer value based SSDs TLC NAND is now becoming a driving force behind them. The BP5e Slim 7 Series is no different, it relies on TLC to keep costs down. While this has typically been a vice to the many new value entrants due to poor write speeds, the BP5e Slim 7 Series, on the contrary, provides for better performance than its competition, at least at the 960GB capacity. This makes it a much better choice, for those who will be utilizing this SSD for light mixed workloads, over the other value products. Hopefully, it won’t be too long until we start to see newer 3D TLC SSDs next year so that we will see lower capacity options from all manufacturers perform better as well. The Samsung 850 EVO seems to be the king when it comes to TLC due to its TLC 3D V-NAND, but as of now, it cannot compete with these low $0.25-0.27 per GB prices.
The only downfall to the BP5e Slim 7 Series is the tradeoff you take between low cost and the offered warranty. Instead of an almost industry standard 3-year warranty, the BP5e Slim 7 Series only comes with a 2-year warranty. But, that is only a minor gripe, other than that, for the price, this SSD really does offer a lot of bang for the buck and we must say, holds true to MyDigitalSSD’s statement that it provides for an unequaled price to performance ratio!
Therefore, we award the MyDigitalSSD BP5e Slim 7 Series our top value award!