Review: HP EX950 1TB NVMe SSD

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  1. Hilbert Hagedoorn

    Hilbert Hagedoorn Don Vito Corleone Staff Member

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    HP has released a super-fast new M.2. SSD, the new EX950 series, the rather properly volume sized 1024 GB (1 TB) model which we will review is fast and furious with a rated sequential read and write ...

    Review: HP EX950 1TB NVMe SSD
     
  2. apoklyps3

    apoklyps3 Master Guru

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    triple or quadruple in numbers only. a gamer or regular pc user would hardly even tell a difference between SATA and PCI express based SSDs. If they had parrity in prices, yes, sure, by all means go for the fastest numbers!
    NVMes have gotten cheaper (at least some brands), but still can't find myself paying 20-30$ more for half capacity of a SATA SSD and 1% real life performance gains.
     
  3. nizzen

    nizzen Maha Guru

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    Is this new?

    HP ex950 1TB has been is stock since januar/februar 2019 here in Norway :)
     
  4. Hilbert Hagedoorn

    Hilbert Hagedoorn Don Vito Corleone Staff Member

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    And because a product has been available for two months means it doesn't warrant a review in your eyes?
     

  5. apoklyps3

    apoklyps3 Master Guru

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    we are in 2020. ex950 has been around for about 1Year, not 2 months.
    It warrants a review, everything does.
     
  6. Hilbert Hagedoorn

    Hilbert Hagedoorn Don Vito Corleone Staff Member

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    Oh wow, that's a miss on my side. I genuinely had a Q1 2020 in mind. We have been contacted for a review like 2 months ago and never realized it has been around ever since 2019.
     
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    reix2x Master Guru

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    Thank Hilbert, I have been looking for a better review of this drive for the last two weeks, it looks like a good overall.
     
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    Thank you for the review!
    The HP EX950 is +- the same as the Adata XPG SX8200 Pro and
    Adata XPG Gammix S11 Pro, they are excellent drives especially for
    a second drive(DATA drive) mainly for reading.
    For a BOOT drive where information is constantly read/written, the
    Samsung 970 Pro/Evo are the kings, my second option are those
    based on the Phison PS5012-E12 controller like the Corsair MP510.
     
  9. nizzen

    nizzen Maha Guru

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    I have Adata sx8200pro and they are excellent ssd's like HP ex950 :)
    This is 2x sx8200pro in raid-0: Almost unbeatable performance VS price. Especially against the overpriced pci-e 4.0 ssd's that are available.
    2x sx8200pro r0 7980xe.PNG
    To get high 4k random read @ QD=1, low memorylatency is the key.
     
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    Srsbsns Member Guru

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    Single non raid Sabrent Rocket PCI-E Gen 4 1TB drive. Prices have gone up but I got mine for $169 I believe.

    [​IMG]
     

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    I just picked up my second Corsair MP600 but just the 1tb this time.....£160 new, got my 2tb for £300 when they first came out.
     
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    nizzen Maha Guru

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    What about posting CDM results here? :)
     
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    The Goose Ancient Guru

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    Here`s crystal mark benchs for 2tb and 1tb.[​IMG] [​IMG]

    , as ssd always seems to be off with it scores, when i was using the corsair 2tb and a Samsung 970pro 1tb the corsair would only 4250 for seq1m but not im on 2 pci-e 4 drives im getting the full cream.
     
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