Average Bench: 187% (101st of 1058)

Based on 1,505 user benchmarks.  Model: Intel Optane+466GBSSD

Outstanding average bench

The Intel Optane+ NVMe PCIe 500GB averaged 86.6% 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.

Strengths

Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 132MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 325MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Optane+ NVMe PCIe 500GB is 149%. This is a particularly wide range which indicates that the Intel Optane+ NVMe PCIe 500GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sequential Write Speed 203MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 216MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 1,505 samples)
Min Avg Max
542 Read 930 1,233
116 Write 203 334
210 Mixed 330 519
125 SusWrite 216 347
91.6% 420 MB/s
Min Avg Max
55.4 4K Read 132 188
47.2 4K Write 80 118
51 4K Mixed 97.4 141
367% 103 MB/s
Min Avg Max
408 DQ Read 872 1,261
140 DQ Write 209 327
227 DQ Mixed 325 506
294% 468 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
376GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 18.31 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 276 275 276 279 486 305 MB/s
Read 1,230
Write 276
Mixed 453
SusWrite 316
124% 569 MB/s
4K Read 173
4K Write 106
4K Mixed 129
483% 136 MB/s
DQ Read 1052
DQ Write 270
DQ Mixed 430
376% 584 MB/s
112GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 18.30 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 156 166 167 174 403 170 MB/s
Read 849
Write 170
Mixed 284
SusWrite 206
82% 377 MB/s
4K Read 190
4K Write 96.2
4K Mixed 126
501% 138 MB/s
DQ Read 890
DQ Write 175
DQ Mixed 287
274% 451 MB/s
407GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 17.9 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 158 163 166 167 385 166 MB/s
Read 832
Write 166
Mixed 275
SusWrite 201
80% 369 MB/s
4K Read 150
4K Write 81.5
4K Mixed 101
400% 111 MB/s
DQ Read 713
DQ Write 174
DQ Mixed 286
251% 391 MB/s
365GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 16.0 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 135 138 140 143 327 143 MB/s
Read 828
Write 140
Mixed 82.3
SusWrite 171
66% 305 MB/s
4K Read 140
4K Write 74.1
4K Mixed 96.8
376% 104 MB/s
DQ Read 873
DQ Write 147
DQ Mixed 246
248% 422 MB/s
157GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 16.8 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 125 131 129 129 132 129 MB/s
Read 753
Write 129
Mixed 209
SusWrite 129
66% 305 MB/s
4K Read 87.9
4K Write 55.9
4K Mixed 72.7
256% 72.2 MB/s
DQ Read 647
DQ Write 152
DQ Mixed 254
225% 351 MB/s
245GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 17.5 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 226 257 314 221 284 294 MB/s
Read 750
Write 133
Mixed 206
SusWrite 266
74% 339 MB/s
4K Read 68.1
4K Write 37.3
4K Mixed 55.6
194% 53.7 MB/s
DQ Read 436
DQ Write 148
DQ Mixed 238
190% 274 MB/s
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Typical Optane+ NVMe PCIe 500GB Builds (Compare 5,699 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 127%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 96%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 115%
UFO

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 46% - Average Total price: $2,009

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