Average Bench: 368% (2nd of 927)

Based on 452 user benchmarks.  Models: INTEL SSDPED1D280GA, INTEL SSDPE21D280GA, NVMe INTEL SSDPE21D28

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 267.5% 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 165MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 2,215MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel 900P Optane NVMe PCIe 280GB is 201%. 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 331MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed 346MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 452 samples)
Min Avg Max
1,323 Read 2,296 2,610
1,247 Write 1,931 2,113
1,399 Mixed 2,215 2,424
479% 2,147 MB/s
Min Avg Max
68.2 4K Read 165 244
64.8 4K Write 150 219
52.1 4K Mixed 112 164
473% 142 MB/s
Min Avg Max
83.1 DQ Read 331 601
129 DQ Write 346 588
43.2 DQ Mixed 153 283
166% 277 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
186GB free
Firmware: 0325 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
Read 2,472
Write 2,071
Mixed 2,351
512% 2,298 MB/s
4K Read 214
4K Write 175
4K Mixed 150
609% 180 MB/s
DQ Read 482
DQ Write 369
DQ Mixed 206
214% 352 MB/s
9GB free
Firmware: E2010325 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
Read 2,451
Write 2,070
Mixed 2,309
508% 2,277 MB/s
4K Read 151
4K Write 151
4K Mixed 131
476% 144 MB/s
DQ Read 248
DQ Write 261
DQ Mixed 72.7
105% 194 MB/s
193GB free
Firmware: 0325 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
Read 2,372
Write 2,036
Mixed 2,182
490% 2,197 MB/s
4K Read 141
4K Write 139
4K Mixed 81.5
392% 121 MB/s
DQ Read 164
DQ Write 488
DQ Mixed 76.4
130% 243 MB/s
220GB free
Firmware: 0325 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
Read 2,121
Write 1,760
Mixed 2,097
445% 1,993 MB/s
4K Read 187
4K Write 187
4K Mixed 74.4
478% 149 MB/s
DQ Read 151
DQ Write 351
DQ Mixed 165
150% 222 MB/s
35GB free
Firmware: 0325 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
Read 2,328
Write 1,887
Mixed 2,168
474% 2,128 MB/s
4K Read 136
4K Write 121
4K Mixed 83.5
376% 113 MB/s
DQ Read 187
DQ Write 165
DQ Mixed 84.2
88% 146 MB/s
206GB free
Firmware: E2010325 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
Read 2,230
Write 1,767
Mixed 2,005
446% 2,001 MB/s
4K Read 94.9
4K Write 93.6
4K Mixed 43.6
249% 77.4 MB/s
DQ Read 93
DQ Write 85.8
DQ Mixed 43.2
45% 74 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 6,774,951 SSDs tested.


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Gaming 134%
Desktop 162%
Workstation 110%

Motherboard: Asus MAXIMUS IX HERO - $209

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 104% - Outstanding Total price: $1,844

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