MyDigitalSSD BulletProof 3 mSATA 256GB SSD Review – Availability, Capacity and Value

BENCHMARK PROTOCOL AND THE TEST BENCH

This is our new Intel Z77 Test Bench. A quick click on the photo will give you a better look.

In testing, our main objective is to obtain results as pure and as accurate as possible and we want to ensure that no anomalies slip through. Simply put, we want to provide you with the absolute best results the tested hardware can provide. Repetition in testing is standard and, if necessary, we may conduct specific tests in Windows 7 safe mode to ensure the OS has little to no influence on the end result.

In order to validate and confirm our findings, testing is supported by industry accepted benchmark programs. All results are displayed through capture of the actual benchmark for better understanding of the testing process by the reader.

We would like to thank Intel, Corsair, Patriot, OCZ, and Be Quiet, for sponsoring components of our Test Bench.

Pictured above is our MyDigitalSSD Bullet Proof 3 mSATA SSD in the Renice mSATA to SATA adapter that we used for testing on our Test Bench.

BENCHMARK SOFTWARE

The software we will be using for todays analysis is typical of many of our reviews and consist of ATTO Disk Benchmark, Crystal DiskMark, AS SSD, Anvil Storage Utilities, and PCMark Vantage.  We rely on these as they each have a way of supporting one another yet, at the same time, adding a new performance benchmark to the total picture.  Much of the software is free and can be downloaded simply by clicking on the linked title.

CRYSTAL DISK INFO VER 3.9.3

Crystal Disk Info provides some excellent information about the SSD itself to include its health, operating temperature, product information, power on information as well as the characteristics of the SSD. In the case of the Bullet Proof 3, their isn’t a great deal of the SMART information available but this could only be expected from any value minded product.

Even with the limited attribute count, we can still verify that this is SATA 3, 256GB in size and that it is TRIM capable as well as the Power On and Power On Hours count.

7 comments

  1. why is this so much slower than its SMART drive =/

    • The SMART is based on the SandForce controller, a premium product, whereas the Phison S8 is meant to answer the question of value vs. performance.

      • I’ve heard a lot of bad things about SandForce controllers. Is it a thing of the past? Would going with the Phison give me a more stable SSD, if a bit slower?

      • Any problems rumored by SF controllers are very much a thing of the past and what better proof could thee be from there partnership and validation through Intel, purchase and validation through LSI, partnership with SanDisk and Toshiba and now, last but not least, validation through Mac. SandForce is, and has always been, a top tier SSD and I have run them extensively since day one without a single problem. Phison is a nice SSD and you will see no visible difference unless you have specific transfer tasks in mind.

      • Okay, I guess it’s still Phison then – but not for the reasons I initially thought. 🙂 Thanks!

  2. Is this going to be updated for the new firmware release?

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