The BP5e SSD From MyDigitalSSD. It is fast.

SSD's have become more and more affordable over the years. I remember back in 2012 shopping for SSD's felt like a luxury expense.  Today, there are many different options to choose from and most of them come at a good price range. I have cycled through several SSD's in the last few years, but none of them have been as fast as the BP5e SSD.

Currently I own three different SSD's. I have a Samsung 850 PRO 512GB SSD, Kingston 480GB SSD, and the new BP5e SSD. My test bench is a 2012 Macbook Pro. Here is the blackmagic speed test results of the Kingston SSD.

I took this test multiple times and could not get a write speed past 240MBs. That seems to be in line with what I have read on forums. These are the basic tests you will receive using the Kingston SSD. Here are the results using the BP5e SSD from MyDigitalSSD.

I felt like this was high so I took it several times, but the tests stayed around the same. With the Samsung SSD i got write speeds of 426MBs and reads of 506MBs. Sorry I have no screen shot. 

I also figured I would do start up times of how long it takes the Macbook to boot into the OS. I did not do this with the Samsung SSD. For reference with a 2015 Macbook Pro with flash storage. I got start up times of about 12 seconds. I recieved 17 seconds using the Kingston SSD. The startup time using the BP5e was 15 seconds. Now this will probably not be the case for most users. The 2015 Macbook Pro was running El Capitan. The 2012 Macbook Pro was using Mavericks. It seems that the Mavericks startup time is a lot faster. I installed El Capitan and my startup time turned into around 24 seconds. None of this really matters to me, since I went back to Mavericks anyway. 

This SSD only costs $124.99. Compare this to the Samsung Pro SSD that costs $220. The Kingston one cost around the same but at basically at half the performance. I suppose the issue is that MyDigitalSSD isn't as big of a name as Samsung, Crucial, Kingston, and about 100 others. They are on the rise though and with this SSD, it will only take a little time before everyone gets their hands on one of these SSD's. 

This SSD will stay in my Macbook Pro. I cannot find any complaints about this SSD. If I could and was forced to find a complaint, it would be that it does not come with a bracket for the top of it. 

You can find a link to buy this SSD  below. Let me know on Instagram or Twitter what you think about this SSD. Will you be upgrading your computer this? 



Robert Bassett