HP EX950 2TB SSD Benchmark Review

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File Transfer, File Read and Document Open

Real World File Transfer

Let’s see how real-world performance was when writing a movie folder containing seven 1080P movies over to the SSD. For this test, we are going to measure write performance by copying a 30.6GB folder of movies off from the drive being tested back to itself to see how performance looks. This action is basically a long linear sequential write operation and punishes the SLC Cache on many drives.

When it comes to writing a bunch of data to the drive without any breaks, the HP SSD EX950 2TB drive completed the task with an average speed of 1009.6 MB/s.

Custom Read File Test

The next custom test that we are going to do is how fast each drive can read a compressed folder. For this we backed up a Steam copy of PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds for the test file. The compressed folder contains 59 titles and is 27.3 GB (29,409,916,771 bytes) in size.

When it comes to reading a compressed Steam Backup file the EX950 2TB drive finished with an average read speed of 1651.4 MB/s, which places it in the middle of the pack again.

Document Open Test

We wanted to record the time it takes to open an application and came to the conclusion that using WordPad was one of the best choices for this. WordPad is a basic word processor that is included with almost all versions of Microsoft Windows from Windows 95 onwards. It is more advanced than Microsoft Notepad and most have used it form time to time. The reason we selected this application to benchmark in the LR SSD test suite is because it is seldom updated and delivers consistent results.

When it comes to opening up a text document with pictures in Microsoft WordPad, the HP EX SSD 950 2TB drive completed the task in just 16.148 seconds. This is the fastest result for this custom workload, but the difference between drives is rather minimal.

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