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Quick OverviewModel - HP EX950
All demanding applications such as audio/video editing, overclocking and eSports gaming are a piece of cake for the HP EX950 M.2 solid-state drive. This is the result of excellence in both sequential and random read/write speeds. From components to technologies, it only uses the best. It will make a huge difference in response when it comes to data access and retrieval.
The HP EX950 M.2 is an HP SSD intended for eSports that adopts the NVMe 1.3 new-generation data-transfer protocol and supports PCIe Gen3 (8Gb/s) x4 channels of data transmission. With read and write speeds reaching up to 3,500MB/s and 2,900MB/s respectively, it's a good choice for performance improvement of high-end motherboards, gaming laptops and Ultrabooks, etc.
The HP EX950 M.2 SSD is suitable for mainstream eSports motherboards and is great for upgrading gaming laptops and improving the performance of games by accelerating game startup, map loading and scene changes.
HP EX950 M.2 solid-state drives are furnished with a high-performance master controller of the HP 8 flash memory channel and with 3D-NAND flash memory. This controller also supports PCIe Gen3 (8Gb/s) x4 interfaces and the new version of the NVMe 1.3 standard. All this gives the EX950 an excellent high-speed read-write performance.
The HP EX950 M.2's battery management helps prevent overheating while ensuring convenient and fast performance experiences.
With a capacity reaching up to 2TB, the EX950 can store plenty of media files and games that support drive self-tests (DSTs).
Model - HP EX950, Type - M.2 2280 PCIe NVMe SSD, Form Factor - M.2 2280, Capacity - 512GB SSD, Interface - NVMe PCIe Gen3 x4, Read Speed (Max.) - 3500MBp/s, Write Speed (Max.) - 2250MBp/s, Dimension - 3.80 x 22.00 x 80.00mm, Part No - 5MS22AA, Others - Memory Components: 3D NAND, 4KB Random Read: Up to 390,000 IOPS, 4KB Random Write: Up to 370,000 IOPS, MTBF: 2,000,000 hours, Max Shock Resistance: 100G / 6 msec, Weight: 5.40gm, Warranty - 3 Year, Made in/ Assemble - China, Country of Origin - USA
Solid State Drive [SSD] offers lightning speed for your PC to boot up and run applications compared to the traditional Hard disks. While your processor can handle billions of cycles per second, it spends a lot of time waiting for your drive to feed data. Hard drives are particularly sluggish because they have moving parts and platters that have to spin up. To get optimal performance, you need a good SSD. We are here to provide the knowledge you need to make an informed purchasing decision.
Here are the facts you need to take into account while purchasing a SSD:
Find out if you have slots for M.2 drives on your motherboard and room in the chassis. If not, you may need a 2.5-inch drive instead.
Make sure you trust the quality of the manufacturer if you plan to use the SSD for the long term. The quality of the manufacturer will be reflected in how the wear patterns of the SSD are managed as well as the possibility of whether or not you get a warning before your SSD dies.
Most SSDs range from 120 GB to 2 TB. 120 GB drives are the cheapest but adequately capable of handling operating system and productivity applications. It costs a little extra to step up from 120 to 250 GB but the money is well spent in terms of performance. 500GB is the sweet spot between price, performance, and capacity for most users – particularly if you don't have the budget for a 1TB model.
Remember that high-end drives, while technically faster, won’t often feel speedier than less-speedy options in common tasks.
So unless you’re chasing extreme speed for professional or enthusiast reasons, it’s often best to choose an affordable mainstream drive that has the capacity you need at a price you can afford.