Average Bench: 187% (103rd of 1058)

Based on 1,385 user benchmarks.  Model: Intel Optane+466GBSSD

Outstanding average bench

The Intel Optane+ NVMe PCIe 500GB averaged 86.7% higher than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the Intel Optane+ NVMe PCIe 500GB near the top of the comparison list.


Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 132MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 326MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Optane+ NVMe PCIe 500GB is 148%. This is a particularly wide range which indicates that the Intel Optane+ NVMe PCIe 500GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.


Avg. Sequential Write Speed 203MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 217MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 1,385 samples)
Min Avg Max
563 Read 931 1,234
116 Write 203 332
211 Mixed 332 519
124 SusWrite 217 346
91.8% 421 MB/s
Min Avg Max
56.7 4K Read 132 188
46.4 4K Write 79.5 118
51 4K Mixed 97.3 141
366% 103 MB/s
Min Avg Max
441 DQ Read 882 1,263
140 DQ Write 209 327
230 DQ Mixed 326 505
296% 472 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
430GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 16.8 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 166 166 166 165 165 160 MB/s
Read 838
Write 165
Mixed 274
SusWrite 164
78% 360 MB/s
4K Read 153
4K Write 84.9
4K Mixed 108
416% 115 MB/s
DQ Read 708
DQ Write 173
DQ Mixed 284
249% 388 MB/s
430GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 16.8 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 154 159 159 163 166 166 MB/s
Read 829
Write 57.8
Mixed 273
SusWrite 161
71% 330 MB/s
4K Read 125
4K Write 73.8
4K Mixed 88.3
342% 95.7 MB/s
DQ Read 553
DQ Write 173
DQ Mixed 284
230% 337 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 42,798,530 SSDs tested.

Typical Optane+ NVMe PCIe 500GB Builds (Compare 5,143 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 127%
Desktop 96%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation 115%

Motherboard: Asus ROG MAXIMUS X HERO (WI-FI AC) - $400

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 47% - Average Total price: $2,014

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