Average Bench: 397% (1st of 863)

Based on 21 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 that Intel have saved higher performing devices for the future as they wait for new bus technology to be developed. [Nov '17 SSDrivePro]

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Outstanding average bench

The Intel 900P Optane NVMe PCIe 480GB averaged 297.4% 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.

Strengths

Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 201MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 136MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel 900P Optane NVMe PCIe 480GB is 104%. This is a particularly wide range which indicates that the Intel 900P Optane NVMe PCIe 480GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed 435MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed 420MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 21 samples)
Min Avg Max
1,398 Read 2,298 2,561
1,209 Write 1,880 2,154
1,419 Mixed 2,153 2,425
471% 2,110 MB/s
Min Avg Max
98.7 4K Read 201 261
76.5 4K Write 171 241
88.9 4K Mixed 136 184
569% 169 MB/s
Min Avg Max
220 DQ Read 435 680
222 DQ Write 420 633
99.5 DQ Mixed 198 331
212% 351 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
391GB free
Firmware: E2010325 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Read 2,545
Write 2,082
Mixed 2,392
522% 2,340 MB/s
4K Read 219
4K Write 192
4K Mixed 161
640% 191 MB/s
DQ Read 526
DQ Write 460
DQ Mixed 238
248% 408 MB/s
194GB free
Firmware: 0325 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Read 2,416
Write 2,070
Mixed 2,303
505% 2,263 MB/s
4K Read 241
4K Write 223
4K Mixed 148
673% 204 MB/s
DQ Read 281
DQ Write 475
DQ Mixed 241
221% 332 MB/s
370GB free
Firmware: E2010325 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Read 2,561
Write 2,154
Mixed 2,408
530% 2,374 MB/s
4K Read 208
4K Write 201
4K Mixed 139
600% 183 MB/s
DQ Read 403
DQ Write 478
DQ Mixed 109
174% 330 MB/s
342GB free
Firmware: 0325 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Read 2,460
Write 2,075
Mixed 2,323
510% 2,286 MB/s
4K Read 218
4K Write 168
4K Mixed 140
599% 175 MB/s
DQ Read 576
DQ Write 385
DQ Mixed 232
240% 398 MB/s
447GB free
Firmware: E2010325 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
4KALIGNED
Read 2,350
Write 1,945
Mixed 2,190
482% 2,162 MB/s
4K Read 219
4K Write 156
4K Mixed 134
586% 170 MB/s
DQ Read 561
DQ Write 320
DQ Mixed 210
218% 364 MB/s
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Typical 900P Optane NVMe PCIe 480GB Builds (Compare 978 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 72%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 138%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 106%
UFO

Motherboard: MSI X99S SLI PLUS (MS-7885)

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 121% - Outstanding Total price: $1,208

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