Average Bench: 291% (24th of 1053)

Based on 2,800 user benchmarks.  Models: HP SSD EX950 1TB, NVMe HP SSD EX950 1TB

Outstanding average bench

The HP EX950 NVMe PCIe M.2 1TB averaged 190.5% higher than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the HP EX950 NVMe PCIe M.2 1TB near the top of the comparison list.


Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 497MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 2,258MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the HP EX950 NVMe PCIe M.2 1TB is 203%. This is a particularly wide range which indicates that the HP EX950 NVMe PCIe M.2 1TB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.


Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 403MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 147MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 2,800 samples)
Min Avg Max
1,070 Read 2,258 2,644
753 Write 1,753 2,336
121 Mixed 403 1,506
540 SusWrite 1,247 2,057
314% 1,415 MB/s
Min Avg Max
28.3 4K Read 55.7 68
68.8 4K Write 147 209
42.5 4K Mixed 76.8 97.1
261% 93.3 MB/s
Min Avg Max
545 DQ Read 1,076 1,323
115 DQ Write 871 1,268
193 DQ Mixed 497 629
502% 815 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
354GB free (System drive)
Firmware: SS0411B Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1879 1940 1913 1765 1088 1852 MB/s
Read 2,330
Write 1,828
Mixed 135
SusWrite 1,740
335% 1,508 MB/s
4K Read 66.7
4K Write 182
4K Mixed 89.8
313% 113 MB/s
DQ Read 1,226
DQ Write 1,037
DQ Mixed 515
554% 926 MB/s
917GB free
Firmware: SS0411B Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1998 2025 2028 2032 2033 2016 MB/s
Read 2,560
Write 1,959
Mixed 270
SusWrite 2,022
379% 1,703 MB/s
4K Read 56.2
4K Write 107
4K Mixed 64.8
225% 76 MB/s
DQ Read 708
DQ Write 107
DQ Mixed 180
190% 332 MB/s
539GB free (System drive)
Firmware: SS0221B Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1225 875 883 887 893 890 MB/s
Read 2,547
Write 1,954
Mixed 130
SusWrite 942
307% 1,393 MB/s
4K Read 58.7
4K Write 126
4K Mixed 75.3
252% 86.7 MB/s
DQ Read 940
DQ Write 616
DQ Mixed 514
455% 690 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 39,870,729 SSDs tested.


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Desktop 94%
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Workstation 108%

Motherboard: Asus TUF GAMING X570-PLUS (WI-FI) - $190

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