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.
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: