Average Bench: 380% (2nd of 956)

Based on 676 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]

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Outstanding average bench

The Intel 900P Optane NVMe PCIe 280GB averaged 280.2% 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 174MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 473MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel 900P Optane NVMe PCIe 280GB is 222%. 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 608MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 156MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 676 samples)
Min Avg Max
1,370 Read 2,178 2,550
1,149 Write 1,823 2,102
1,319 Mixed 2,046 2,392
677 SusWrite 1,489 1,870
424% 1,884 MB/s
Min Avg Max
77.1 4K Read 174 254
71.8 4K Write 156 225
65.5 4K Mixed 139 233
525% 156 MB/s
Min Avg Max
113 DQ Read 608 1,449
140 DQ Write 565 1,242
63.4 DQ Mixed 473 1,306
386% 549 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
214GB free (System drive)
Firmware: E2010325 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1719 1741 1724 1641 1685 1640 MB/s
Read 2,072
Write 1,784
Mixed 1,891
SusWrite 1,692
418% 1,859 MB/s
4K Read 275
4K Write 249
4K Mixed 257
878% 260 MB/s
DQ Read 1,629
DQ Write 1,419
DQ Mixed 1,477
1,120% 1,508 MB/s
193GB free (System drive)
Firmware: E2010325 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1624 1565 1595 1594 1539 1445 MB/s
Read 1,981
Write 1,656
Mixed 1795
SusWrite 1,560
393% 1,748 MB/s
4K Read 245
4K Write 233
4K Mixed 236
796% 238 MB/s
DQ Read 1,306
DQ Write 1,106
DQ Mixed 1,182
892% 1,198 MB/s
261GB free
Firmware: E2010325 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1689 1646 1566 1574 1575 1562 MB/s
Read 2,185
Write 1,864
Mixed 2,030
SusWrite 1,602
432% 1,920 MB/s
4K Read 232
4K Write 207
4K Mixed 215
737% 218 MB/s
DQ Read 1,221
DQ Write 1,070
DQ Mixed 1,127
850% 1,139 MB/s
227GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 0325 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1468 1568 1601 1603 1607 1606 MB/s
Read 2,294
Write 1,911
Mixed 2,082
SusWrite 1,575
442% 1,965 MB/s
4K Read 213
4K Write 163
4K Mixed 182
642% 186 MB/s
DQ Read 1,118
DQ Write 772
DQ Mixed 896
682% 929 MB/s
137GB free (System drive)
Firmware: E2010325 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1415 1430 1442 1445 1454 1696 MB/s
Read 1,882
Write 1,554
Mixed 1,788
SusWrite 1,480
377% 1,676 MB/s
4K Read 193
4K Write 167
4K Mixed 186
619% 182 MB/s
DQ Read 1,146
DQ Write 995
DQ Mixed 1,040
788% 1,060 MB/s
140GB free
Firmware: E2010325 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1490 1536 1584 1625 1635 1645 MB/s
Read 1,895
Write 1,592
Mixed 1,712
SusWrite 1,586
382% 1,696 MB/s
4K Read 161
4K Write 144
4K Mixed 150
513% 152 MB/s
DQ Read 788
DQ Write 698
DQ Mixed 724
548% 736 MB/s
183GB free (System drive)
Firmware: E2010325 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1673 1578 1569 1503 1499 1501 MB/s
Read 1999
Write 1,666
Mixed 1,805
SusWrite 1,554
395% 1,756 MB/s
4K Read 135
4K Write 156
4K Mixed 159
490% 150 MB/s
DQ Read 695
DQ Write 704
DQ Mixed 901
622% 767 MB/s
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Typical 900P Optane NVMe PCIe 280GB Builds (Compare 995 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 137%
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Desktop
Desktop 169%
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Workstation
Workstation 162%
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Motherboard: Asus ROG RAMPAGE VI EXTREME

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 99% - Outstanding Total price: $1,879

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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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