Average Bench: 255% (57th of 1074)

Based on 2,245 user benchmarks.  Models: HP SSD EX950 512GB, NVMe HP SSD EX950 512

Outstanding average bench

The HP EX950 NVMe PCIe M.2 512GB averaged 154.8% higher than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the HP EX950 NVMe PCIe M.2 512GB near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 460MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 2,245MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the HP EX950 NVMe PCIe M.2 512GB is 184%. This is a particularly wide range which indicates that the HP EX950 NVMe PCIe M.2 512GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 551MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 732MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 2,245 samples)
Min Avg Max
1,121 Read 2,245 2,722
629 Write 1,469 2,099
123 Mixed 551 1,497
298 SusWrite 732 1,380
276% 1,249 MB/s
Min Avg Max
28.9 4K Read 55.9 72
47.3 4K Write 150 239
40.1 4K Mixed 78.3 104
264% 94.7 MB/s
Min Avg Max
334 DQ Read 951 1,337
122 DQ Write 772 1,238
133 DQ Mixed 460 607
454% 727 MB/s
User Benchmarks BenchSequentialRandom 4kDeep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
431GB free (System drive)
Firmware: SS0411B Max speed: PCIe 16,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1546 1371 1098 549 546 542 MB/s
Read 2,609
Write 1,895
Mixed 122
SusWrite 942
307% 1392 MB/s
4K Read 60
4K Write 144
4K Mixed 80.1
270% 94.5 MB/s
DQ Read 1,239
DQ Write 865
DQ Mixed 593
567% 899 MB/s
233GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 42BFU6MG Max speed: PCIe 16,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 540 386 271 271 262 268 MB/s
Read 2,803
Write 1,745
Mixed 1,598
SusWrite 333
358% 1,620 MB/s
4K Read 69.3
4K Write 208
4K Mixed 99
342% 126 MB/s
DQ Read 837
DQ Write 1,069
DQ Mixed 566
535% 824 MB/s
197GB free (System drive)
Firmware: SS0411B Max speed: PCIe 16,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 893 562 565 565 559 565 MB/s
Read 2,175
Write 1,244
Mixed 553
SusWrite 618
253% 1,148 MB/s
4K Read 57.2
4K Write 183
4K Mixed 92.7
302% 111 MB/s
DQ Read 1,336
DQ Write 541
DQ Mixed 167
327% 681 MB/s
130GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 42AAT8KA Max speed: PCIe 16,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 427 311 402 180 181 177 MB/s
Read 2,360
Write 1,901
Mixed 1,392
SusWrite 279
329% 1,483 MB/s
4K Read 51.5
4K Write 118
4K Mixed 72.5
233% 80.5 MB/s
DQ Read 739
DQ Write 721
DQ Mixed 342
363% 601 MB/s
297GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 42A0S63C Max speed: PCIe 16,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 794 366 514 534 538 532 MB/s
Read 2,064
Write 1,523
Mixed 639
SusWrite 546
264% 1,193 MB/s
4K Read 30
4K Write 159
4K Mixed 48.7
192% 79.3 MB/s
DQ Read 571
DQ Write 814
DQ Mixed 501
432% 628 MB/s
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Typical EX950 NVMe PCIe M.2 512GB Builds (Compare 32,414 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings
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Gaming 114%
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Desktop
Desktop 100%
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Workstation
Workstation 105%
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Motherboard: MSI Z390-A PRO (MS-7B98) - $270

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 112% - Outstanding Total price: $838

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