HP FX900 PCIe 4.0 M.2 SSD 1TB Review

HP FX900 PCIe 4.0 M.2 SSD 1TB Review

Today we tested the solid state drive HP FX900 PCIe 4.0 M.2 SSD under his presentation 1TB, a model that is marketed as a solution for gamers and that has graphene dissipation as one of its qualities. The HP FX900 comes in various presentations, such as 256GB, 512GB, 1TB y 2TB. We'll see how this unit fares in our tests for NVMe SSD storage.

The unit is sampled thanks to HP BIWIN Peru and none of our opinions are bound by any contract or exclusivity.

Table of Contents

HP FX900 PCIe 4.0 M.2 SSD 1TB – Specifications

solid state drive HP FX900 PCIe 4.0 M.2 SSD The 1TB comes with the RainierQX Innogrit IG5220 controller, a cost-effective controller without cache (without DRAM) manufactured with the 12nm FinFet process. The connection interface is PCI Express 4.0 x4 and the NVMe 1.4 protocol.

The 1TB edition uses the NAND Flash chips BW29F4T08ENLEE 3D TPA de Micron de 176 layers, each 512GB.

Having no cache, the HP FX900 PCIe 4.0 M.2 SSD uses HMB (Host Memory Buffer) which uses a portion of your PC's RAM to accelerate read and write speeds.

Additionally, the unit features a graphene heatsink, which helps lower temperatures and is beneficial if used with an additional heatsink (such as those found on motherboards).

The price of HP FX900 PCIe 4.0 M.2 1TB SSD is 105 USD in the United States (Amazon) and approximately 149 USD in Peru.

The drive is guaranteed for 5 years or 400 TBW in its 1TB form factor.

Unboxing and disassembly - HP FX900 PCIe 4.0 M.2 SSD 1TB

Benchmarks - Storage

Contrary to what most think, the benchmarks storage are mostly synthetic and do not reflect the performance in real life, since the type of use given by each user varies.

Does not exist "a single test” that can replicate real use, but they exist to give a reference of the possible performance of the product under test.

PCMark 10 (Storage Benchmark) is the "most faithful" test among all on which we will base the real performance of a storage device for daily use, although it does not simulate all possible scenarios.

For the average gamer public, this test is the one that resembles everyday use.

We have added/updated some benchmarks for our SSD suite, such as FFXIV Demo loading time and CDM 8 new version update among others.

Here is the list of benchmarks we will use:

-ATTO Disk Benchmark
-AS SSD Benchmark
-Anvil Storage Utilities
-Black Magic Disk Tester
-FFXIV Demo- Loading Time
-PCMark10 (Storage Benchmark)

Benchmark (for SSD storage reviews)

Processor: Intel Core i9-12900KF (Power Limits Unlimited, non-MCE) (https://amzn.to/3Jr6zFC)
Motherboard: TUF GAMING Z690-PLUS WIFI D4 (BIOS 1304) (https://amzn.to/3KzwnAK)
RAM: G.Skill Flare X Series 3200 MT/s CL14 <– ASUS XMP-2 (https://amzn.to/3jbm5KX)
Graphics card: NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Founders Edition
SSD: HP FX900 PCIe 4.0 M.2 SSD 1TB <– What we are testing, directly connected to the CPU line (https://amzn.to/3PX3AZU)
SSD OS: Addlink S70 1TB (https://amzn.to/3mhCoaL) <– Via chipset
Closed Loop Liquid Cooling: Lian Li Galahad 360 (https://amzn.to/3uvzOCO)
Power supply: Seasonic Focus 1300W Gold (https://amzn.to/3aoNuIi)
Operating system: Windows 10 Home 21H2 (Win Game Mode On, RSB On, HAGS OFF).

CrystalDisk Mark 8

CrystalDiskMark has received an update and we are in the version 8. Like any new iteration of CDM, making comparisons with previous versions may be invalid in most cases. With CDM8, in addition to the standardized test, they have added new test profiles for NVMe SSDs. We are using that profile for this benchmark test.

HP FX900 1TB Crystal Disk Mark 8

ACT Disk Benchmark

AS SSD benchmark

Anvil Storage Utilities


Black Magic Disk Tester

FFXIV Demo - Loading Time

PCMark10 (Storage Benchmark)

PCMark10 it is the closest test to what an average user can do in real life. PCMark 10 Full Storage has several traces of different types of usage, such as OS loads, Adobe loads, games, file copying, and more. We will be looking at each of these results in more detail.

It also offers a final scorebandwidth (MB/s) y latency (µs). This quiz takes about an hour and I will do three strokes per activity (23 categories, 69 quizzes total).


The stress test we use to measure temperatures is a torture test using CrystalDisk Mark 8 for an extended period of time. We then take the highest temperature during the test and check the ambient temperature as well.

For this unit, we tested with and without the M.2 heatsink that comes with the motherboard and these are the results.

HP FX900 PCIe 4.0 M.2 SSD 1TB
(Ambient temperature: 19.1 degrees Celsius)


(Maximum temperature) Degrees centigrade

With motherboard M.2 heatsink



solid state drive HPFX900 PCIe Gen 4.0 M.2 SSD de 1TB gave results quite impressive during all rigorous tests. Although it is a model without cache (DRAM), the technology of HMB helps drive performance to a design that focuses on cost.

We still have to test the version with DRAM CACHE, the HP FX900 Pro to see what differences exist between both products.

For storage with these qualities and technical specifications, we are quite convinced for gaming use. The only criticism would go on the side of TBW, since, in other brands, in a lower storage capacity they offer higher TBW.

If they find the HP FX900 PCIe Gen 4.0 M.2 1TB SSD at a good price, it's a product to have on your consideration list.

Final Score - HP FX900 PCIe 4.0 M.2 SSD 1TB
  • Performance
  • Temperature
  • Warranty
  • Price

Your Order

Solid state drive without cache, properly applied to offer high performance by HMB at an affordable price for the performance it offers. The HP FX900 1TB takes our recommendation as gamer storage alternative PCIe Gen4.0.


-Showed high performance on our benchmark despite using a cacheless design (no DRAM on the PCB).
-Pretty aggressive pricing in the US, but could receive price reduction consideration locally.
-5 year warranty is good (not to be confused with TBW).
-PCIe Gen 4.0 speeds.
-Graphene heatsink included.


-TBW a bit low for the 1TB presentation.

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