Average Bench: 370% (2nd of 947)

Based on 572 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 270.1% 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 166MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 2,170MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel 900P Optane NVMe PCIe 280GB is 193%. 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 392MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed 394MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 572 samples)
Min Avg Max
1,368 Read 2,267 2,590
1,300 Write 1,907 2,107
1,412 Mixed 2,170 2,405
791 SusWrite 1,568 1,922
445% 1,978 MB/s
Min Avg Max
71.2 4K Read 166 244
68.9 4K Write 151 221
57.4 4K Mixed 118 190
483% 145 MB/s
Min Avg Max
94.6 DQ Read 392 1,137
131 DQ Write 394 934
43.5 DQ Mixed 229 983
217% 339 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
193GB free (System drive)
Firmware: E201 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1873 1878 1852 1818 1874 1858 MB/s
Read 2,212
Write 1,902
Mixed 2,040
SusWrite 1,859
451% 2,003 MB/s
4K Read 292
4K Write 257
4K Mixed 271
926% 273 MB/s
DQ Read 1,931
DQ Write 1,602
DQ Mixed 1,714
1,298% 1,749 MB/s
197GB free (System drive)
Firmware: E201 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1859 1853 1839 1857 1859 1868 MB/s
Read 2,165
Write 1,879
Mixed 1,938
SusWrite 1,856
441% 1,960 MB/s
4K Read 290
4K Write 251
4K Mixed 268
916% 270 MB/s
DQ Read 1,873
DQ Write 1,568
DQ Mixed 1,677
1,268% 1706 MB/s
228GB free (System drive)
Firmware: E2010325 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1752 1700 1710 1776 1779 1753 MB/s
Read 2,292
Write 1,970
Mixed 2,120
SusWrite 1,745
457% 2,032 MB/s
4K Read 223
4K Write 203
4K Mixed 210
714% 212 MB/s
DQ Read 1,218
DQ Write 1,103
DQ Mixed 1,138
860% 1,153 MB/s
188GB free (System drive)
Firmware: E2010325 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1028 1247 1248 1264 1229 1195 MB/s
Read 1425
Write 1,294
Mixed 1,353
SusWrite 1,202
297% 1,318 MB/s
4K Read 184
4K Write 155
4K Mixed 167
575% 169 MB/s
DQ Read 808
DQ Write 722
DQ Mixed 765
574% 765 MB/s
220GB free
Firmware: E2010325 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1078 1194 1352 1355 1411 1412 MB/s
Read 1818
Write 1,585
Mixed 1,692
SusWrite 1,300
360% 1,599 MB/s
4K Read 110
4K Write 100
4K Mixed 102
350% 104 MB/s
DQ Read 401
DQ Write 376
DQ Mixed 398
296% 392 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 7,506,519 SSDs tested.


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Typical 900P Optane NVMe PCIe 280GB Builds (Compare 776 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 137%
Desktop 166%
Workstation 161%


EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 98% - Outstanding Total price: $1,890

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I hope it performs as advertised. Most Intel SSD's are lacking performance on R/W speeds? Bought 1 3 months ago and sold it at auction on eBay. What JUNK!400 Write/230 Read on a new Intel 750 SATA 2.5" 250GB.


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