Average Bench: 399% (1st of 862)

Based on 25 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 298.6% 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 193MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 2,259MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel 900P Optane NVMe PCIe 280GB is 115%. 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 368MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed 386MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 25 samples)
Min Avg Max
1,393 Read 2,369 2,606
1,309 Write 1,974 2,124
1,402 Mixed 2,259 2,440
491% 2,201 MB/s
Min Avg Max
103 4K Read 193 264
75.9 4K Write 172 248
85.4 4K Mixed 131 198
552% 165 MB/s
Min Avg Max
180 DQ Read 368 751
146 DQ Write 386 874
95.7 DQ Mixed 178 349
189% 311 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 2,477
Write 2,088
Mixed 2,332
513% 2,299 MB/s
4K Read 267
4K Write 239
4K Mixed 196
782% 234 MB/s
DQ Read 430
DQ Write 580
DQ Mixed 138
207% 383 MB/s
220GB free
Firmware: 0325 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Read 2,421
Write 2,004
Mixed 2,291
499% 2,238 MB/s
4K Read 254
4K Write 236
4K Mixed 125
670% 205 MB/s
DQ Read 606
DQ Write 874
DQ Mixed 123
266% 534 MB/s
131GB free
Firmware: 0325 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Read 2,592
Write 2,092
Mixed 2,392
526% 2,359 MB/s
4K Read 222
4K Write 206
4K Mixed 164
656% 198 MB/s
DQ Read 568
DQ Write 233
DQ Mixed 113
160% 305 MB/s
245GB free
Firmware: E2010325 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
4KALIGNED
Read 2,406
Write 2,091
Mixed 2,313
507% 2,270 MB/s
4K Read 166
4K Write 151
4K Mixed 143
514% 153 MB/s
DQ Read 292
DQ Write 260
DQ Mixed 95.7
121% 216 MB/s
234GB free
Firmware: E2010325 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Read 2,312
Write 1,974
Mixed 2,313
491% 2,199 MB/s
4K Read 202
4K Write 200
4K Mixed 98.3
538% 167 MB/s
DQ Read 403
DQ Write 442
DQ Mixed 239
230% 361 MB/s
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Typical 900P Optane NVMe PCIe 280GB Builds (Compare 282 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 152%
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Motherboard: Gigabyte Z370 Aorus Gaming 7 - $250

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 114% - Outstanding Total price: $1,719

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