HP FX900 1 TB NVMe Review

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Introduction

HP SSD FX900   NVMe SSD(1 TB)

HP (mainly associated with pre-built PCs) is not a new competitor in the market of SSDs. For example, Hilbert checked their SATA and NVMe models in 2020; those were not the first ones from that brand covered on guru3d. This time, it’s an FX900 model we’ve received in a 1 TB variant. It’s manufactured with the assistance of BiWin and comes in 256GB, 512GB, 1TB, and 2TB capacities. It’s aimed at the gamers, according to HP, and it would be fair to place this drive between “entry” and “mid-tier” levels. The drive uses the NVMe 1.4 protocol, and according to the manufacturer, this series achieves read speeds of up to 5000 MB/s and write speeds of up to 4800 MB/s. These numbers are impressive because this drive is based on a quad-channel, DRAM-less controller and should be pushing numbers better than the best PCIe 3.0 NVMe drives. The random read speeds are up to 828,000 IOPS, and write speeds of 663,000 IOPS. The write endurance values are:

  • 100 TBW for the 256 GB model,
  • 200 TBW for the 512 GB model,
  • 400 TBW for the 1 TB model,
  • and 800 TBW for the 2 TB model

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The MTBF is 1 million hours; the write endurance has a 5-year product guarantee and follows the NVMe form factor. The NAND flash is 3D TLC from Micron (B47R 176-layer, BW29F4T08ENLEE), and the controller is Innogrit IG5220. There is no DRAM cache. There’s a graphene thermal pad applied for effective heat dissipation. It should keep FX900’s temperature 20 degrees lower (than without it) for optimal performance and stability and reduce slowdowns caused by thermal throttling.
The HP FX900 SSD specifications are as follows for each capacity option:

  • 256 GB - up to 4600 MB/s in reading and 1700 MB/s in sequential writing. The IOPS are 281 000, 325 000 IOPS
  • 512 GB - up to 4900 MB/s in reading and 3300 MB/s in sequential writing. The IOPS are 545 000, 501 000 IOPS
  • 1 TB – up to 5000 MB/s in reading and 4800 MB/s in sequential writing. The IOPS are 828 000, 663 000 IOPS
  • 2 TB – up to 5000 MB/s in reading and 4800 MB/s in sequential writing. The IOPS are 820 000, 645 000 IOPS

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HP offers an excellent 5-year warranty on this product. As for the prices, for 256 GB, pricing is unknown, 512 GB ($65), 1 TB ($105), and 2 TB (pricing unknown). Ok, let’s look at the HP SSD FX900 model, shall we?

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