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HP EX900 Pro 1 TB M.2 NVMe SSD

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The HP EX900 Pro SSD is sold at just 11 cents per GB, which is a highly competitive price. Unlike many competitors, HP does include a DRAM cache at that price point, which helps improve performance, especially in random write situations.

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So ddr cache does nothing in rl test?
 

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I was gonna say that this is a like rebadged Adata SX8200 Pro except the only real difference is Adata use Micron while HP use Intel.
 
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I was gonna say that this is a like rebadged Adata SX8200 Pro except the only real difference is Adata use Micron while HP use Intel.
SX8200 Pro uses SM2262, which is 8-channels, this uses SM2263, which is 4-channel

So ddr cache does nothing in rl test?
DRAM cache helps with random writes that are spread out over a large area, quite unlikely for most consumer applications.
 

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SX8200 Pro uses SM2262, which is 8-channels, this uses SM2263, which is 4-channel


DRAM cache helps with random writes that are spread out over a large area, quite unlikely for most consumer applications.

Ah youre right. it seems i didnt read deep into enough. Its actually the Intel 665p that uses the SM2263EN
 
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Given the choice between this 1TB HP ex900 Pro or the 1TB Adata XPG SX8200 Pro I'd still take the SX8200Pro as it's just a better overall SSD for the money
 
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Are HP SSDs even entering consumer aftermarket sales channels? Their latest EX950 firmware still isn't officially available and somehow I doubt this will be supported any better. I have the EX950 2TB and while it's been solid so far, if I had known they weren't going to publish firmware updates I wouldn't have bought it. It seems like their only support channel for these drives would be through an HP PC or laptop.
 
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Are HP SSDs even entering consumer aftermarket sales channels? Their latest EX950 firmware still isn't officially available and somehow I doubt this will be supported any better. I have the EX950 2TB and while it's been solid so far, if I had known they weren't going to publish firmware updates I wouldn't have bought it. It seems like their only support channel for these drives would be through an HP PC or laptop.
If it's working as intended without major issues why do you need firmware updates
 
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If it's working as intended without major issues why do you need firmware updates

Performance and stability improvements, same as any other complex device. It was probably more important in recent years when Trim support was still getting patched in in various ways, but in my case the EX950 has a newer firmware that W1zzard has shown to provide a decent performance boost in some scenarios for free. Yet HP doesn't provide this firmware to just anyone who buys their drives. I really truly wonder if they even sell drives intended for non HP machines, or if they just happen to arrive in the sales channel by some other route.

Edit: I'm referring to this: https://www.techpowerup.com/review/hp-ex950-2-tb-m-2-nvme-ssd/ Any other (sane) company would have released this firmware 8 months ago and found a way to include it's new numbers in their marketing. I just don't think HP is sane or they're just not in the enthusiast PC market.
 
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Lucky me then I got an Original spec SX8200Pro SSD
 
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Why buy one Terabyte of storage when you can have 2TB for twice the price?

Microcenter currently has the CRUCIAL P1 M.2 2TB for $199
 

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Why buy one Terabyte of storage when you can have 2TB for twice the price?
Why buy one Terabyte of storage when you can have a Petabyte for 1000x the price? :D

This is one drawback of the EX900, biggest capacity available is 1 TB
 
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