MyDigitalSSD announced the first PCIe NVMe drive to use Phison’s new PS5012-E12 controller, the BPX Pro. MyDigitalSSD has worked closely with Phison over the years and is one of the first to roll out products based on the latest Phison reference designs. The announcement comes just weeks before we expect the new premium-class NVMe SSD to ship. MyDigitalSSD also added a pre-order page, so we have official pricing for the BPX Pro right out of the gate.
MyDigitalSSD Bullet Proof eXpress (BPX) Pro NVMe solid state drives use the Phison E12 controller with Toshiba 64-layer TLC NAND Flash Memory (BiCS3) and DRAM cache. The BPX Pro is available in 240GB, 480GB, 960GB and 1920GB capacities and they deliver up to 3,400 MB/s sequential read and 3,100 MB/s sequential write speeds. All four drives are backed by a 5-year warranty and a pretty healthy endurance rating of 380 TBW, 800 TBW, 1664 TBW and 3115 TBW, respectively.
Pricing is just $92.71 for the 240GB drive, $138.55 for the 480GB drive, $263.17 for the 960GB drive and $563.62 for the largest 1920GB drive. That puts the price per GB down to just $0.29 for the 2TB drive and that is pretty good. In fact, that might be the lowest price we’ve seen for a 2TB NVMe drive. The Samsung 960 PRO 2TB drive came out in 2016 and is currently $996.99 on Amazon. You can pre-order the BPX Pro drive in the capacity you need right now and they’ll ship mid-September.
We took a look at the Phison PS5012-E12 controllers performance back in June 2018 and it looked pretty solid. We can’t wait to get our hands on the BPX Pro and see how the latest firmware performs. It looks like MyDigitalSSD and Phison are going to help drive SSD prices down and that is going to be good for consumers. Who doesn’t want more affordable SSDs while pushing the limits of the PCI Express 3.0 x4 interface?
We look forward to bringing you a review on one of these drives hopefully later this month!