Average Bench: 255% (56th of 1071)

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 Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
477GB free
Firmware: SS0411B Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1504 1541 1543 1547 1545 610 MB/s
Read 2,478
Write 1,572
Mixed 152
SusWrite 1,382
308% 1,396 MB/s
4K Read 71
4K Write 191
4K Mixed 96.7
332% 120 MB/s
DQ Read 1,326
DQ Write 936
DQ Mixed 608
596% 957 MB/s
365GB free (System drive)
Firmware: SS0221B Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1228 1374 1162 1794 830 543 MB/s
Read 2,092
Write 1,496
Mixed 684
SusWrite 1155
302% 1,357 MB/s
4K Read 44
4K Write 122
4K Mixed 77.5
230% 81 MB/s
DQ Read 986
DQ Write 667
DQ Mixed 603
510% 752 MB/s
221GB free (System drive)
Firmware: R1106C Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 836 477 481 476 454 478 MB/s
Read 2,427
Write 1,709
Mixed 1309
SusWrite 534
332% 1,495 MB/s
4K Read 51.4
4K Write 140
4K Mixed 69
240% 86.8 MB/s
DQ Read 788
DQ Write 986
DQ Mixed 448
460% 741 MB/s
438GB free (System drive)
Firmware: SS0411B Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 278 225 350 810 853 746 MB/s
Read 852
Write 812
Mixed 119
SusWrite 544
130% 582 MB/s
4K Read 25.4
4K Write 41.8
4K Mixed 33
103% 33.4 MB/s
DQ Read 363
DQ Write 177
DQ Mixed 241
187% 260 MB/s
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Typical EX950 NVMe PCIe M.2 512GB Builds (Compare 20,989 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) - $140

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 72% - Very good Total price: $1,219

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