Average Bench: 298% (24th of 1058)

Based on 2,268 user benchmarks.  Models: HP SSD EX950 2TB, NVMe HP SSD EX950 2TB

Outstanding average bench

The HP EX950 NVMe PCIe M.2 2TB averaged 197.8% higher than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the HP EX950 NVMe PCIe M.2 2TB near the top of the comparison list.


Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 543MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 2,249MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the HP EX950 NVMe PCIe M.2 2TB is 201%. This is a particularly wide range which indicates that the HP EX950 NVMe PCIe M.2 2TB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.


Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 310MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 142MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 2,268 samples)
Min Avg Max
1,180 Read 2,249 2,610
1,112 Write 1,789 2,339
112 Mixed 310 1,392
657 SusWrite 1,359 2,221
317% 1,427 MB/s
Min Avg Max
37 4K Read 58 68.4
67.6 4K Write 142 203
50.1 4K Mixed 78.2 97.4
263% 92.8 MB/s
Min Avg Max
619 DQ Read 1,132 1,375
136 DQ Write 816 1,233
214 DQ Mixed 543 733
522% 830 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
1.5TB free (System drive)
Firmware: 42A0S63C Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 2083 2187 2218 1666 1755 1228 MB/s
Read 2,584
Write 2,282
Mixed 249
SusWrite 1,856
388% 1,743 MB/s
4K Read 65.1
4K Write 172
4K Mixed 90.5
306% 109 MB/s
DQ Read 1,336
DQ Write 812
DQ Mixed 580
565% 909 MB/s
525GB free (System drive)
Firmware: SS0221B Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1697 1409 1244 1252 947 1173 MB/s
Read 2,568
Write 2,303
Mixed 239
SusWrite 1,287
355% 1,599 MB/s
4K Read 63.9
4K Write 166
4K Mixed 83.3
292% 104 MB/s
DQ Read 1,240
DQ Write 879
DQ Mixed 580
563% 900 MB/s
358GB free (System drive)
Firmware: SS0411B Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1859 1149 525 1348 469 1299 MB/s
Read 2,438
Write 1972
Mixed 191
SusWrite 1,108
316% 1,427 MB/s
4K Read 59.1
4K Write 143
4K Mixed 81.5
270% 94.4 MB/s
DQ Read 1,268
DQ Write 1,047
DQ Mixed 585
594% 966 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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Typical EX950 NVMe PCIe M.2 2TB Builds (Compare 76,395 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 105%
Desktop 94%
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Workstation 107%

Motherboard: Asus TUF GAMING X570-PLUS (WI-FI) - $193

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 74% - Very good Total price: $1,309

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2 years ago.

Overlooked even despite being more powerful than Intel 660p 2TB while having similar amount of capacity and actually offered better value for both performance and capacity even though this SSD cost 50 dollar more!


13 months ago.

Underrated NVME SSD with incredible value.


18 months ago.

Great performance and reliability for the price.

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