Average Bench: 385% (2nd of 956)

Based on 420 user benchmarks.  Model: INTEL SSDPED1D480GA

The 480 GB Intel Optane 900P is one of the first NVMe PCIe SSDs available, based on Intel’s new Optane memory and 3D XPoint technology. 280GB versions are also available with almost identical performance at a lower price, in line with the reduced capacity. The 480 GB 900P is comes in a half height half length add-in card form and has a PCIe 3.0 x 4 interface. The sequential read and write speeds of 2500 MB/s and 2000 MB/s are the fastest of any consumer SSD on the market today, however this is only 10% ahead of the next best NVMe PCIe SSD based on flash technology, the Samsung 960 Pro. The random 4K read and write speed disparities are far greater, with the 480 GB 900P achieving a whopping four times faster random 4K read speeds than for the 960 Pro. If memory usage is heavily skewed towards random 4K reading, then shifting to the 900P would yield a huge performance boost worthy of the 900P’s high price tag. Access to this latest technology comes at double the cost per gigabyte compared to the 960 Pro. Currently the PCIe interface will be a bottleneck for even greater performance. However, it’s early days for Optane memory and it’s likely that Intel will release higher performing devices in the future as faster bus technologies emerge. [Nov '17 SSDrivePro]


Outstanding average bench

The Intel 900P Optane NVMe PCIe 480GB averaged 284.8% higher than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the Intel 900P Optane NVMe PCIe 480GB near the top of the comparison list.


Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 179MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 130MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel 900P Optane NVMe PCIe 480GB is 195%. This is a particularly wide range which indicates that the Intel 900P Optane NVMe PCIe 480GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.


Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed 467MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed 457MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 420 samples)
Min Avg Max
1,560 Read 2,247 2,558
1,406 Write 1,921 2,103
1,568 Mixed 2,159 2,393
1,176 SusWrite 1,621 1,852
447% 1,987 MB/s
Min Avg Max
68.6 4K Read 179 255
63.6 4K Write 161 231
61 4K Mixed 130 213
523% 157 MB/s
Min Avg Max
83.3 DQ Read 467 1,295
147 DQ Write 457 1,138
34.2 DQ Mixed 310 1,196
275% 411 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
305GB free
Firmware: E2010325 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1656 1652 1705 1716 1767 1679 MB/s
Read 2,006
Write 1792
Mixed 1781
SusWrite 1,696
410% 1,819 MB/s
4K Read 241
4K Write 212
4K Mixed 221
761% 225 MB/s
DQ Read 1,049
DQ Write 886
DQ Mixed 948
716% 961 MB/s
305GB free
Firmware: E2010325 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1759 1727 1788 1787 1789 1752 MB/s
Read 2,120
Write 1,835
Mixed 1,907
SusWrite 1,767
429% 1,907 MB/s
4K Read 231
4K Write 200
4K Mixed 210
725% 214 MB/s
DQ Read 1,062
DQ Write 892
DQ Mixed 966
727% 974 MB/s
325GB free (System drive)
Firmware: E2010325 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1094 1262 1221 1182 1182 1181 MB/s
Read 1,337
Write 1,229
Mixed 1,266
SusWrite 1,187
283% 1,255 MB/s
4K Read 202
4K Write 176
4K Mixed 185
636% 188 MB/s
DQ Read 935
DQ Write 791
DQ Mixed 845
638% 857 MB/s
333GB free (System drive)
Firmware: E2010325 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1161 1164 1162 1176 1180 1178 MB/s
Read 1,332
Write 1,231
Mixed 1280
SusWrite 1,170
282% 1,253 MB/s
4K Read 200
4K Write 176
4K Mixed 185
634% 187 MB/s
DQ Read 945
DQ Write 796
DQ Mixed 848
641% 863 MB/s
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Gaming 136%
Desktop 169%
Workstation 161%

Motherboard: Asus PRIME X299-DELUXE - $444

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 105% - Outstanding Total price: $2,588

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1 month ago.

Bought it for the Saber Raven. The performance is really great.


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6 months ago.

I sold my Samsung 960 EVO 1TB and bought the Intel 900p 480GB instead. Boot times and application times are improved significantly with the higher 4k read speeds. It is also awesome for Overwatch. I am always the first one in a game to be able to pick my character because my load times are faster than everyone elses. I usually don't see other teammates pick their characters for at least 7-8 seconds after me. I'll take speed over disk space any day. For this being Intel's first release of an enthusiast SSD and to have it out perform Samsung in almost every aspect. The Samsung 960 has faster sequential speeds than the Intel 900p. HOWEVER, when I was using the Samsung 960 and benchmarking it I was getting like 1800Mbps speeds which is almost 1000Mbps lower than advertised. Mainly because heat is an issue. I did have the 960 in a heatsink on my motherboard, but still I was never getting the advertised speeds in real world situations. If my computer was off and cool for a while I can turn it on and immediately benchmark it and it would do well, but the Intel 900p has been far more consistent and because thermal throttling has not been an issue for me on the Intel 900p I am actually getting higher speeds than the Samsung 960 on sequential reads and writes. No regrets with this drive. Being an enthusiast I really hope Samsung competes with Intel by releasing something crazy this year. Its about time Samsung had competition in the SSD space, so hopefully that drives them to provide higher performance drives for consumers that can compete with Intel's latest drives


3 months ago.

Optane 900P is really as fast as it tests.

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