Average Bench: 398% (1st of 863)

Based on 30 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]

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Outstanding average bench

The Intel 900P Optane NVMe PCIe 280GB averaged 297.6% 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.

Strengths

Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 194MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 2,252MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel 900P Optane NVMe PCIe 280GB is 114%. This is a particularly wide range which indicates that the Intel 900P Optane NVMe PCIe 280GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed 366MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed 400MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 30 samples)
Min Avg Max
1,393 Read 2,380 2,606
1,309 Write 1,975 2,124
1,402 Mixed 2,252 2,440
491% 2,202 MB/s
Min Avg Max
103 4K Read 194 264
75.9 4K Write 173 248
85.4 4K Mixed 127 198
548% 164 MB/s
Min Avg Max
180 DQ Read 366 751
146 DQ Write 400 874
93.7 DQ Mixed 180 400
192% 315 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
171GB free
Firmware: 0325 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Read 2,491
Write 2,096
Mixed 2,334
514% 2,307 MB/s
4K Read 258
4K Write 242
4K Mixed 184
755% 228 MB/s
DQ Read 303
DQ Write 557
DQ Mixed 134
185% 331 MB/s
196GB free
Firmware: 0325 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Read 2,353
Write 1,967
Mixed 2,271
490% 2,197 MB/s
4K Read 244
4K Write 235
4K Mixed 126
656% 202 MB/s
DQ Read 270
DQ Write 863
DQ Mixed 400
354% 511 MB/s
229GB free
Firmware: E2010325 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Read 2,580
Write 2,093
Mixed 2,389
525% 2,354 MB/s
4K Read 201
4K Write 193
4K Mixed 123
566% 173 MB/s
DQ Read 420
DQ Write 432
DQ Mixed 209
217% 354 MB/s
230GB free
Firmware: 0325 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
4KALIGNED
Read 2,536
Write 2,098
Mixed 2,411
524% 2,348 MB/s
4K Read 182
4K Write 170
4K Mixed 103
498% 152 MB/s
DQ Read 211
DQ Write 419
DQ Mixed 94
134% 241 MB/s
93GB free
Firmware: E2010325 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Read 2,353
Write 2,045
Mixed 2,264
496% 2,221 MB/s
4K Read 189
4K Write 183
4K Mixed 101
512% 157 MB/s
DQ Read 208
DQ Write 372
DQ Mixed 93.7
127% 225 MB/s
226GB free
Firmware: E2010325 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
4KALIGNED
Read 2,346
Write 1,687
Mixed 1,745
427% 1,926 MB/s
4K Read 156
4K Write 102
4K Mixed 87
402% 115 MB/s
DQ Read 674
DQ Write 254
DQ Mixed 163
200% 364 MB/s
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Typical 900P Optane NVMe PCIe 280GB Builds (Compare 305 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 139%
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Desktop
Desktop 174%
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Workstation
Workstation 151%
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Motherboard: Gigabyte Z370 Aorus Gaming 7 - $200

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 113% - Outstanding Total price: $1,705

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