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

REPORT ANALYSIS AND FINAL THOUGHTS

Perhaps the report that I love the most is the one where the our readers follow along and expect me to lean one way yet, in my final analysis,  I get to show a different angle that nobody saw coming and this report is just that.

In examining the MyDigitalSSD Bullet Proof 3 mSATA SSD, we can see that it’s performance falls short of that of the MyDigitalSSD SMART, Memoright MS701 and even the Runcore T50 reviewed before it, however they are all premium ‘SandForce Driven’ SSDs powered by the LSI SandForce SF-2281 controller which has definitely made its mark in the SSD world.  We can even see that the Micron C400 had a great review and the Samsung PM830 pulled just ahead, as well, in Vantage Testing.  Simply put, The Bullet Proof 3 is not equipped with ‘earth shattering’ performance and that only makes sense as, after all, it wasn’t meant to be.  It was meant to fill the void of a high capacity and affordable mSATA solution that has become very evident as of late.

The Bullet Proof 3 does have a number of qualities that those above it do not.  For instance, The Samsung PM830 and Micron C400 are not consumer available items and, as well, the Memoright MS-701 has yet to be released with the Runcore T50 having had very limited consumer availability since it’s first release some time ago.  Believe it or not, this leaves only the MyDigital SSD SMART SSD as it’s competition if you are looking for a high capacity SSD which is what seems to be the case with recent sales.

MyDigitalSSD now has a very controlling position in the mSATA marketplace because they not only hold the highest capacity and top performing mSATA SSDs available to the consumer, but also, they have priced both SSDs well below what was previously expected for mSATA releases and have respected both the performance and value minded consumer equally.

All in all, we would have no problem whatsoever recommending the MyDigitalSSD Bullet Proof 3 mSATA SSD to the consumer, if you can find it that is.  At the time of this report, we could only find availability of the SMART and have this link below for assistance.  Bookmark and check the link often if you have your mind set on the Bullet Proof 3 as we have been assured they will be back in stock soon enough:

MyDigitalSSD mSATA SSDs at Amazon

 

User Rating: Be the first one !

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?

Leave a Reply