HP EX950 2Tb NVMe technical review

Posted on November 07, 2022 by Raymond Chen

HP's EX950 SSD use PCIe M.2 3.0 x 4 bus. Read below about this SSD here.

HP EX950 2Tb NVMe technical review

HP EX950 2Tb is powered by Silicon Motion SM2262EN controller. This NVMe SSD has Dynamic-Random Access Memory Nanya or Micron 512 - 2TB DDR3 to keep a map of where data is located on the NVMe SSD. The EX950 comes equipped with Micron TLC memory. HP EX950 besides, available in 512 Gb and 1 Tb capacities.

Performance and benchmarks

This NVMe use PCIe M.2 3.0 x 4 bus with write speeds equals to 2900 MB/s, and read speeds 3500 Mbps. It also has IOPS 410000 on reading and 380000 on writing operations per second.

Endurance and warranty

Manufacturer give 5 years warranty limited by endurance 1040 TBW. The EX950 has 2 million hours mean time between failure.

Specs

Category Value
Capacity 2 Tb
Interface M.2 3.0 x 4
Controller Silicon Motion SM2262EN
Memory type Micron TLC
DRAM Nanya or Micron 512 - 2TB DDR3
Read speed (Mb/s) 3500
Write speed (Mb/s) 2900
Read IOPS 410000
Write IOPS 380000
Endurance (TBW) 1040
MTBF (million hours) 2
Warranty (years) 5

Conclusion

EX950 (2Tb) produced by HP use previous bus standard that is undoubtedly slower than PCIe 4. The sequential write speed is 2900 Mbps, that is average value for this expansion standard. The NVMe SSD provide possibility to write 1040 TBW, that is not much compared to rivals. After evaluating all the facts, HP EX950 2Tb is a well-balanced NVMe SSD.

+ Pros

  • Good writing speed
  • Capacity

- Cons

  • PCIe 3.0
  • Writing speed

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Video Review

HP EX 950 SSD M.2 NVME | The FASTEST SSD i have Used 😝 3500 MB/S

FAQ

The HP EX950 has Nanya or Micron 512 - 2TB DDR3. Dynamic random-access memory (DRAM) makes drive faster, but more expensive.

The HP EX950 due to the high density of memory chips requires installation of extra heat sink. This will decrease temperature of the controller and memory. Some laptops or motherboards designed with thermal pads above or below the drive for better performance during high loads.

The HP EX950 has maximum write speed 2900 Mbps, sequential read speed 3500 Mb per second. Storage run on Silicon Motion SM2262EN controller and M.2 3.0 x 4 high-speed serial computer expansion bus standard. The memory type is Micron TLC.
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