MyDigitalSSD Bullet Proof 3 SATA III 512GB SSD Review – A Force Behind SSD Affordability

When you think about SSDs, the first names that come to mind are probably those of bigger companies, such as OCZ, Intel, Samsung, Toshiba, Kingston, and SanDisk…just to name a few. Recently however, a fairly new company named MyDigitalSSD has been making headlines, especially here on The SSD Review. Keeping the trend alive, we take a fresh look at the new 512GB MyDigitalSSD Bullet Proof 3 Solid State Drive.

INTRODUCTION

The main aspect that has kept consumers away from SSDs since their conception has primarily been the GB/$ ratio. As we have witnessed this year so far, the overall value of SSDs has sky-rocketed as more and more competitors enter the fray. This has led to a decrease in price closer to what consumers have been looking for.

It has come to a point where larger-capacity SSDs have become affordable, which would have been unthinkable a year ago. 512GB SSDs in 2011 retailed at roughly $1000. Now, we see them at around $400 and steadily decreasing in price. MyDigitalSSD advertises their BP3 Series as delivering the best price-to-performance ratios on the market and simply the sweetest performance for the most reasonable prices.

In the case of MyDigitalSSDs 512GB drive, many readers will actually have the opportunity to obtain it, instead of looking at it and similar drives as a fleeting interest.

EXTERIOR AND SPECIFICATIONS

There are four aspects of note in the MyDigitalSSD BP3 512GB SSD specifications: controller, interface, capacity, and price. We are used to seeing SandForce dominate the SSD market, but the Bullet Proof 3 utilizes the Phison S8 controller, on a SATA 6Gbps (3.0) interface. This all corresponds to the price, as the BP3 is based around providing high performance at a lower cost, housing 512GB worth of storage for only $400.

The capacity will be addressed in detail later on, but starting with aesthetics, the front and back both have a nice, professional matte-black finish, with the anterior containing a large red sticker advertising the BP3 SSD:

Mounting holes are also located on the sides and bottom for easy installation, as well as the power and SATA ports. Unfortunately, the packaging does not include a 2.5″ to 3.5″ mounting bracket/adapter:

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Fudi

Hi

Marvell 9128 how do 500mbyte/s transfer speed?

MyDigitalSSD
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This drive just got even better new FW is out sending a copy to Les Now should be up and available for DL later today.

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Hi Deepak, Nice review. I’m puzzled about how the 4k write transfer rate in CDM is 49, Anvils its 59, and as ssd is 132? Ive never seen such a thing before.

Les@TheSSDReview
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Thanks Bill,

I just noticed that as well, and yes very odd. We will wait for Deepak to get back on this.

Deepak Sharma
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Hey Bill, Thanks for noticing that. I uploaded the wrong file initially, and re-uploaded the correct one. For some reason, WordPress saves a cache if you have two files with the same name, even if you delete them, and fails to update. So in this case, I deleted the incorrect one, uploaded the correct one with the same filename, but WP overwrote the right one with the wrong one regardless, since the cache has the wrong one stored first. I’ll rename the correct picture and upload it ASAP. It’s moments like these I’m glad I backup my review files 🙂… Read more »

fthatyo
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fthatyo

I wan’t an SSD for BF3… But I could also use a new graphics card…

alan1476
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alan1476

When you figure this out Bill let me know. This has me really intrigued. How about a price for a 512gb flavor?

Deepak Sharma
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Amazon has it listed for $419, but I reckon you can find it for $20-$30 cheaper.