Average Bench: 379% (2nd of 885)

Based on 168 user benchmarks.  Model: INTEL SSDPED1D280GA

The Intel Optane SSD 900P series are the first consumer grade NVMe PCIe SSDs available using Optane memory. This is a new class of memory based on new 3D XPoint lithography. The 280 GB version is available in either a U.2 15mm or half height half length add-in card form, both with a PCIe 3.0 x 4 interface. A 480 GB version is also available. The impressive benchmarks from this SSD (sequential read speeds of 2500 MB/s and sequential write of 2000 MB/s) are consistent with Intel’s reported specifications. The 280GB 900P is about 10% faster at sequential read/write than the next best NVMe PCIe flash based SSD, the Samsung 960 Pro. However, the 280 GB 900P really excels at random 4K reads and writes. Specifically, it is about 4 times faster than the 960 Pro at random 4K reads. Since on average, about 50% of typical consumer disk access is sequential reads or writes, the full benefits of the 280GB 900P may not be relevant for all users. Early access to this new technology comes at a premium, the 280GB 900P costs approximately twice as much per gigabyte compared to the 960 Pro. These drawbacks will no doubt influence the mass adoption of this class of memory in its infant stage. However, it is no less exciting for the industry and is indicative of the speeds that we can expect to achieve as standard in the future. [Nov '17 SSDrivePro]


Outstanding average bench

The Intel 900P Optane NVMe PCIe 280GB averaged 279.3% higher than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the Intel 900P Optane NVMe PCIe 280GB near the top of the comparison list.


Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 184MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 2,161MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel 900P Optane NVMe PCIe 280GB is 210%. This is a particularly wide range which indicates that the Intel 900P Optane NVMe PCIe 280GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.


Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed 373MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed 394MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 168 samples)
Min Avg Max
1,299 Read 2,238 2,581
1,237 Write 1,881 2,109
1,377 Mixed 2,161 2,411
467% 2,093 MB/s
Min Avg Max
74 4K Read 184 258
75.5 4K Write 167 237
73.3 4K Mixed 122 174
524% 158 MB/s
Min Avg Max
132 DQ Read 373 672
163 DQ Write 394 628
47 DQ Mixed 170 302
187% 312 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
211GB free
Firmware: E2010325 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
Read 2,264
Write 1,931
Mixed 2,255
480% 2,150 MB/s
4K Read 249
4K Write 220
4K Mixed 89.7
609% 186 MB/s
DQ Read 47.5
DQ Write 527
DQ Mixed 21.1
95% 198 MB/s
261GB free
Firmware: 0325 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
Read 2,379
Write 1,985
Mixed 2,257
492% 2,207 MB/s
4K Read 168
4K Write 157
4K Mixed 142
520% 156 MB/s
DQ Read 478
DQ Write 421
DQ Mixed 222
229% 374 MB/s
205GB free
Firmware: E2010325 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
Read 2,183
Write 1,918
Mixed 2,285
476% 2,129 MB/s
4K Read 183
4K Write 180
4K Mixed 147
561% 170 MB/s
DQ Read 354
DQ Write 314
DQ Mixed 20.7
101% 230 MB/s
189GB free
Firmware: E2010325 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
Read 2,459
Write 2,072
Mixed 2,355
512% 2,295 MB/s
4K Read 138
4K Write 120
4K Mixed 121
428% 126 MB/s
DQ Read 524
DQ Write 488
DQ Mixed 259
262% 424 MB/s
194GB free
Firmware: E2010325 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
Read 2,315
Write 1,794
Mixed 2,194
468% 2,101 MB/s
4K Read 136
4K Write 119
4K Mixed 74.2
365% 110 MB/s
DQ Read 81.8
DQ Write 486
DQ Mixed 229
193% 266 MB/s
95GB free
Firmware: 0325 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
Read 397
Write 346
Mixed 407
86% 383 MB/s
4K Read 131
4K Write 99.9
4K Mixed 101
381% 111 MB/s
DQ Read 393
DQ Write 292
DQ Mixed 175
176% 287 MB/s
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Gaming 135%
Desktop 165%
Workstation 112%

Motherboard: Asus MAXIMUS IX HERO - $285

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 102% - Outstanding Total price: $1,899

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