HP SSD EX950 PCIe x4 NVMe SSD Benchmarked
The HP EX950 series replaces the 2018 EX920 series by offering significantly faster write rates than before and a new higher capacity 2 TB option. The 1 TB EX920, for example, promises sequential write rates of up to 1800 MB/s compared to 2900 MB/s on the 1 TB EX950. HP is targeting audio/video editors, gamers, and other performance users with its PCIe x4 EX series of NVMe SSDs similar to the Western Digital Black series or the Asura Genesis Xtreme.
The 2 TB test unit was provided by BIWIN Storage who is an authorized partner of HP. Newegg currently has the 512 GB, 1 TB, and 2 TB options in stock for $90, $155, and $270 USD, respectively, each with 5-year warranty as standard.
|Capacity||512 GB (5MS22AA#ABC)||1 TB (5MS23AA#ABC)||2 TB (5MS24AA#ABC)|
|Max Sequential Read||3500 MB/s||3500 MB/s||3500 MB/s|
|Max Sequential Write||2250 MB/s||2900 MB/s||2900 MB/s|
|4 KB Random Read||390,000 IOPS||410,000 IOPS||410,000 IOPS|
|4 KB Random Write||370,000 IOPS||370,000 IOPS||380,000 IOPS|