The competition between value based SSDs is getting ever more fierce this holiday season. Comparing back to just a few weeks ago we see most manufacturers offering great prices to entice more sales before year’s end. Building upon this steam is MyDigitalSSD with their latest model, the BP5e Slim 7 Series. BP5e stands for Bullet Proof 5 Eco, which is the latest variant of their Bullet Proof SSD products. We reviewed its predecessor, the BP4, back in 2013, so it has been quite a while since we’ve seen one of their 2.5″ SATA SSDs. The BP5e Slim 7 Series is a new SSD developed to deliver, as MyDigitalSSD states, an unequaled price to performance ratio.
In order to achieve this MyDigitalSSD threw together Phison’s S10 controller and Toshiba’s TLC Toggle 2.0 NAND to make for a very competitive product. With sequential figures reaching well over 500MB/s for both read and write as well as prices that are just $0.25 per GB, the BP5e Slim 7 Series is already looking good. Let’s jump into the specs to learn more about it.
SPECIFICATIONS, PRICING, AND AVAILABILITY
The BP5e Slim 7 Series is a SATA 6Gb/s, 2.5″ 7mm form factor SSD. As previously mentioned, the performance numbers are very impressive with speeds of up to 565MB/s read and 540MB/s write. The IOPS this SSD is capable of are not marketed, so we will see what it is able to deliver once we jump into testing on the next page. Capacities are now available in 240GB ($64.99), 480GB ($124.99), and 960GB ($239.99), which, as you can see, are listed to be very competitive. Furthermore, the warranty length offered is 2 years.
Standard features such as TRIM, NCQ, SMART, and power management are supported as well as RAID. Other than that, the feature list falls a bit short. AES encryption support is NOT listed, nor is DevSleep, and it doesn’t have any sort of migration software or SSD Toolbox like some of the big name brands give out. This is a bare-bones product, however, the prices reflect this.
PACKAGING AND COMPONENTS
Following a white and purple color scheme, the packaging displays the SSD on both the front and back. The speeds and capacity are displayed clearly. You can even connect with them on Twitter, as can be seen on the front of the packaging.
A CLOSER LOOK INSIDE
The SSD’s enclosure is a snap case design rather than a screw type, thus one way they can save on material cost during production and pass those savings onto the end consumer. There is also no thermal pad to help aid heat dissipation from the controller.
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 lager files transfers, backups, storage, so these 500-2000 gb tlc drives need faster write speeds. Who wants to transfer files from a fast operating system drive to a slow backup/storage drive? Not me and it seems like MyDigital agrees.
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.
Yes that is the case most of the time but the 240GB and 480GB also have wonderful performance. See a comparison here https://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.