HP Proclaims EX950 M.2 NVMe SSD

HP has introduced a brand new high-end NVMe SSD for finish customers, the HP EX950. The EX950 is the successor to the very profitable HP EX920 which was one of the crucial inexpensive high-end NVMe SSDs in the marketplace for many of 2018. The EX950 replaces the EX920's Silicon Movement SM2262 controller with the newer SM2262EN controller which makes efficiency enhancements aggressive within the New 12 months.

HP EX950 specs

512 GB
1 TB
2 TB

Silicon Movement SM2262DE

Nand Flash
Intel / Micron 64L 3D TLC

Type issue, interface
double sided M.2 2280 PCIe three x4 NVMe 1.three

Sequential studying
3500 MB / s
3500 MB / s
3500 MB / s

Sequential writing
2250 MB / s
2900 MB / s
2900 MB / s

Occasional studying
390ok IOPS
410ok IOPS
410ok IOPS

Random writing
370ok IOPS
370ok IOPS
380ok IOPS

energy consumption
5.21 W
6.93 W
6.93 W

zero.73 W
zero.73 W
zero.73 W

5 years

Write stamina
320 TB
zero.34 DWPD
650 TB
zero.36 DWPD
1400 TB
zero.38 DWPD

The EX950 makes use of the identical Intel / Micron 64-layer 3D TLC NAND because the EX920. Due to this fact, all efficiency enhancements are the results of controller and firmware optimizations. Essentially the most important enhancements claimed concern write speeds, with the 1 TB mannequin concentrating on over 60% improved sequential writes and virtually 50% quicker random writes. The 1 TB and a pair of TB fashions supply barely extra overprovisioning than the EX920 (1000 GB as a substitute of 1024 GB usable), which also needs to enhance the long-term write velocity. The EX920 and different SM2262 drives already had the perfect random learn efficiency of any of our TLC-based drives. Due to this fact, the modest enhancements aren’t an issue. The sequential learn efficiency improves from three.2 GB / s to three.5 GB / s, approaching the boundaries of a PCIe three x4 host connection.

The EX950 Sequence will increase capability, drops the 256GB mannequin, and provides a 2TB mannequin on the high. This can be a pattern we count on from many high-end NVMe product traces as 256GB drives do not need sufficient flash to deal with a contemporary high-end controller. SSDs with a capability of 256 GB are nonetheless a comparatively giant capability, however these fashions cannot be marketed with the identical excessive efficiency numbers.

HP has not but introduced when the EX950 will go on sale or what the costs will seem like, however our check gadgets have already arrived, so the EX950 needs to be out there quickly. Simply in time for Black Friday, the SATA-SX8200 Professional from ADATA has hit the market, with costs dropping barely since its launch, leaving the EX950 going through a really direct competitors on arrival.

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