Average Bench: 289% (27th of 1058)

Based on 2,315 user benchmarks.  Models: HP SSD EX950 1TB, NVMe HP SSD EX950 1TB

Outstanding average bench

The HP EX950 NVMe PCIe M.2 1TB averaged 189.2% 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 495MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 2,336MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the HP EX950 NVMe PCIe M.2 1TB is 221%. 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 356MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 145MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 2,315 samples)
Min Avg Max
1,260 Read 2,336 2,773
685 Write 1,757 2,316
121 Mixed 356 1,421
416 SusWrite 1,183 2,095
312% 1,408 MB/s
Min Avg Max
27.8 4K Read 57.2 70.2
57.8 4K Write 145 203
38.1 4K Mixed 76.8 98.2
262% 93 MB/s
Min Avg Max
546 DQ Read 1,092 1,333
136 DQ Write 821 1,216
150 DQ Mixed 495 682
495% 803 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
771GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 42A0S63C Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 2118 2274 2257 2314 1551 1391 MB/s
Read 2,775
Write 2,211
Mixed 200
SusWrite 1,984
399% 1,793 MB/s
4K Read 71.4
4K Write 206
4K Mixed 100
346% 126 MB/s
DQ Read 1,335
DQ Write 1,109
DQ Mixed 689
662% 1,044 MB/s
139GB free (System drive)
Firmware: SS0411B Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 990 713 625 863 780 829 MB/s
Read 2,276
Write 1970
Mixed 181
SusWrite 800
289% 1,307 MB/s
4K Read 54.8
4K Write 128
4K Mixed 71.2
242% 84.7 MB/s
DQ Read 608
DQ Write 618
DQ Mixed 388
354% 538 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 48,339,047 SSDs tested.


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