- Jun 13, 2017
- Gigabyte GA-B550M-DS3H
- Ryzen 5 3600X
- RX 580
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Hi trs96, I just want to add to the growing knowledge about NVMe on an Ivy Bridge board. You can compare the differences between an EX920 and the slightly older EX900, in this post which I added to Deals of the day!.It would be interesting to see if one of these HP drives would do about 3GB/s reads in the PCIe 3.0 x16 slot.
These are selling for an amazingly low 50 USD right now at Newegg. 256 GB size too.
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I owned the HP 256GB EX920 M.2 for almost two months before it burnt out!. When looking for a replacement on Newegg, I noted that some reviewers had pointed out short life, high operating temperatures and a possible faulty heat sensor. Mine was operating at 58 degrees Celsius, which I guess is quite high for an NVMe drive. I also saw that the 250GB EX900 M.2 was $13 cheaper so I picked that as my replacement, and is still on sale at Amazon for $33.99, although with a 1-2 month wait!. I successfully installed Mojave yesterday and so far all is good, operates at a much cooler 41 degrees Celsius. And its also quite a bit faster in the read department than the EX920.
Another thing I have just noticed is the difference in 'Link Speed' in the system report. The EX920 is 5GT/s and the EX900 is 8GT/s!. Did someone get the stickers mixed up or something?. These results come from using the same $2 adapter from China, in the X16 slot.