Average Bench: 388% (1st of 885)

Based on 139 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]

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Outstanding average bench

The Intel 900P Optane NVMe PCIe 480GB averaged 288.0% 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 186MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 2,222MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel 900P Optane NVMe PCIe 480GB is 180%. 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 362MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed 384MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 139 samples)
Min Avg Max
1,650 Read 2,305 2,564
1,323 Write 1,956 2,124
1,617 Mixed 2,222 2,405
482% 2,161 MB/s
Min Avg Max
63.2 4K Read 186 261
76.5 4K Write 168 247
79.4 4K Mixed 124 180
531% 160 MB/s
Min Avg Max
123 DQ Read 362 633
148 DQ Write 384 622
42.4 DQ Mixed 169 306
184% 305 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
384GB free
Firmware: 0325 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Read 2,432
Write 2,066
Mixed 2,315
507% 2,271 MB/s
4K Read 217
4K Write 192
4K Mixed 153
627% 188 MB/s
DQ Read 514
DQ Write 459
DQ Mixed 242
248% 405 MB/s
188GB free
Firmware: E2010325 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Read 2,581
Write 2,124
Mixed 2,423
530% 2,376 MB/s
4K Read 219
4K Write 206
4K Mixed 139
619% 188 MB/s
DQ Read 271
DQ Write 242
DQ Mixed 120
128% 211 MB/s
325GB free
Firmware: E2010325 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Read 2,450
Write 2,069
Mixed 2,316
508% 2,278 MB/s
4K Read 211
4K Write 194
4K Mixed 147
611% 184 MB/s
DQ Read 339
DQ Write 442
DQ Mixed 112
162% 298 MB/s
331GB free
Firmware: 0325 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Read 2,562
Write 2,092
Mixed 2,391
524% 2,348 MB/s
4K Read 183
4K Write 168
4K Mixed 115
512% 155 MB/s
DQ Read 243
DQ Write 219
DQ Mixed 109
115% 190 MB/s
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Motherboard: Asus PRIME X299-DELUXE - $475

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 106% - Outstanding Total price: $2,673

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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


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