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

INTERIOR COMPONENTS

The interior components are a bit more interesting. Right off, the Phison S8 chip stands out and is noticeable by its slightly darker hue. Next to the controller, we have the Nanya DRAM buffer:

The Toshiba 24nm (Type B) mlc Toggle Mode NAND flash chips dominate the right side of the PCB, totaling 512GB in capacity at 64GB per chip:

Keep in mind that the S8 is Phison’s first serving of SATA 3.0 integration in their controllers, hence the performance speeds of 500MB/s read and 300MB/s write. Once installed, the actual capacity of the BP3 is reduced to 476GB on formatting.

Statistically speaking, SandForce driven SSDs are on top of the hill when it comes to raw performance, hence the extra premium for that particular controller. The Phison S8 is is expected to achieve lower results but don’t let the word “budget” fool you. Going through the review, you will find that the price/performance ratio of the BP3 yields a tantalizing bargain.

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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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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.

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