MyDigitalSSD BPX M.2 NVMe SSD Review (480GB) – An Unmatched Value

REAL WORLD FILE TRANSFER

We also wanted to see how performance was in a real-world use when transferring large files to the SSD. For this test, we are going to simply stress write performance by transferring over a 30GB folder of movies off of a 512GB Samsung 950 Pro to the test SSDs and time how long it takes. Once complete we can calculate the average speed.

MyDigitalSSD BPX 480GB NVME SSD - 30GB AS

In this test, the BPX averaged a transfer speed of 1208MB/s, which is the same as the Hellfire and MP500.

POWER CONSUMPTION

For our power consumption testing, we have the drive connected to the system as a secondary drive. To record the wattage, we are now utilizing a Quarch Technology Programmable Power Module. It allows us to accurately measure power consumption over time and is flexible enough to allow us to test any SSD that comes our way.

Quarch Technology Power Module Angle

Our power analysis may change as time goes on, but for now, we are looking at just a few metrics with the main goal of measuring our results against the manufacturer’s ratings. Because most consumer systems are at idle for about 80% of the time, idle power consumption is an important measure to look at when understanding the efficiency of a drive.

MyDigitalSSD BPX 480GB NVME SSD - IDLE

Again, during idle, the BPX’s result of 1.16W is nearly identical to that of the Patriot Hellfire and Corsair Force MP500.

POWER EFFICIENCY

Finally, we wanted to post up a graph of the power efficiency of the SSDs in comparison. We are looking at MB/s per Watt in this graph. The higher the result, the better.

MyDigitalSSD BPX 480GB NVME SSD - 30GB eff

This is where the results surprise us a little bit. While it averaged the same bandwidth in our write test, it shows to be the least efficient 480GB E7 powered SSD we have tested. Still, however, its result is very good.

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Great to see a review of this by you.
Did you conduct any tests for throttling?
My main beef with M.2s in general is how they heat up and drop down to 2x speeds.
I’ve only used Samsung XP / 950Pro and Plextor.
Have seen this in Towers and 1U/4U chassis.
I buy them for smaller footprint builds, but even 2x speeds allow the higher random iops.
Hoping somebody makes one that doesn’t slow down from streaming.
Thanks

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Team Group is announcing a gaming M.2 SSD called the T-FORCE CARDEA. It has a cooling module atop the drive that they claim reduces temps by at least 15% and mitigates throttling. TSSDR should be posting press release coverage of this in the next day or so.

Jim Vogts
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Excellent to hear. The MSI X270s address this but that Dog won’t hunt…

HERETIC
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HERETIC

Your 30 GB transfer test is a bit of a giveaway-looks like a Toshiba built-possibly
My Digital firmware.
If they’re willing to sell at lower margins than the other clones-They’re the one
to buy…………………………………….

x8009
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x8009

So is it good compare to other ssds ? I like the sound of the enterprise support modules

Les@TheSSDReview
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Please read the report as many of the tests are direct comparison with other SSDs.

Lester007
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Hi, the ssd is faster when the data is compressable, because of the nature of the controller?

Les@TheSSDReview
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SSDs compress data when it is being stored which provides higher write speeds than data that is not easily compressed.

Lester007
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Lester007

this ssd is much better value compare to 960 evo?

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cat1092

Largely due to this review, I chose the 240GB MyDigitalSSD BPX over a Corsair using the same controller that was on promo on Newegg. While I was about to pull the trigger on the latter, switched to Amazon & thankfully found this one. Performance wise, on a ASRock Z97 Extreme6 MB, although using a Sintech PCIe adaptor with a small fan for extra cooling, and would had purchased the Lycon or Addonics one w/out the fan if the Sintech model weren’t available. Because in the native Ultra M.2 slot (just as mSATA), these SSD’s will get toasty then begin to… Read more »

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My first one was so good…..that I had to get another of the 240GB version, was priced the same. Wanted the larger, although pricing jumped by $25. In reality, don’t need that large of an OS drive, have many high performance HDD’s & various models of 120-128GB SATA-3 SSD’s awaiting action again. Just felt that any extra unallocated space (minimum of 10% recommended for most) would had boosted performance & drive longevity by the controllers having lots of unused space to work with. Note that some SSD’s (not limited to NVMe) has inaccessible space for this purpose, so manual over… Read more »