Average Bench: 436% (1st of 1030)

Based on 1,803 user benchmarks.  Models: INTEL SSDPED1D280GA, INTEL SSDPE21D280GA, NVMe INTEL SSDPE21D28

The Intel Optane SSD 900P series are the first consumer grade NVMe PCIe SSDs available using Optane memory. This is a new class of memory based on new 3D XPoint lithography. The 280 GB version is available in either a U.2 15mm or half height half length add-in card form, both with a PCIe 3.0 x 4 interface. A 480 GB version is also available. The impressive benchmarks from this SSD (sequential read speeds of 2500 MB/s and sequential write of 2000 MB/s) are consistent with Intel’s reported specifications. The 280GB 900P is about 10% faster at sequential read/write than the next best NVMe PCIe flash based SSD, the Samsung 960 Pro. However, the 280 GB 900P really excels at random 4K reads and writes. Specifically, it is about 4 times faster than the 960 Pro at random 4K reads. Since on average, about 50% of typical consumer disk access is sequential reads or writes, the full benefits of the 280GB 900P may not be relevant for all users. Early access to this new technology comes at a premium, the 280GB 900P costs approximately twice as much per gigabyte compared to the 960 Pro. These drawbacks will no doubt influence the mass adoption of this class of memory in its infant stage. However, it is no less exciting for the industry and is indicative of the speeds that we can expect to achieve as standard in the future. [Nov '17 SSDrivePro]

Outstanding average bench

The Intel 900P Optane NVMe PCIe 280GB averaged 335.9% higher than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the Intel 900P Optane NVMe PCIe 280GB near the top of the comparison list.


Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 1,085MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 212MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel 900P Optane NVMe PCIe 280GB is 258%. This is a particularly wide range which indicates that the Intel 900P Optane NVMe PCIe 280GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.


Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 179MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 1,601MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 1,803 samples)
Min Avg Max
1,303 Read 2,098 2,346
1,090 Write 1,759 1,997
1,239 Mixed 1,912 2,160
861 SusWrite 1,601 1,948
414% 1,843 MB/s
Min Avg Max
126 4K Read 212 274
101 4K Write 179 247
110 4K Mixed 190 259
659% 194 MB/s
Min Avg Max
582 DQ Read 1,231 1,772
452 DQ Write 1,031 1,501
475 DQ Mixed 1,085 1,550
826% 1,116 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
155GB free
Firmware: E2010325 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1953 1950 1952 1954 1991 1978 MB/s
Read 2,299
Write 1,938
Mixed 2,111
SusWrite 1,963
468% 2,078 MB/s
4K Read 229
4K Write 200
4K Mixed 211
723% 213 MB/s
DQ Read 1,521
DQ Write 1,393
DQ Mixed 1430
1,080% 1,448 MB/s
261GB free
Firmware: 0325 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1877 1932 1834 1852 1849 1908 MB/s
Read 2,264
Write 1,885
Mixed 2,052
SusWrite 1,875
454% 2,019 MB/s
4K Read 247
4K Write 197
4K Mixed 210
748% 218 MB/s
DQ Read 1,377
DQ Write 1,232
DQ Mixed 1,291
972% 1,300 MB/s
128GB free (System drive)
Firmware: E2010325 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1851 1850 1812 1817 1702 1867 MB/s
Read 2,256
Write 1,875
Mixed 2,046
SusWrite 1,816
450% 1,998 MB/s
4K Read 233
4K Write 175
4K Mixed 198
699% 202 MB/s
DQ Read 1148
DQ Write 1,003
DQ Mixed 1,072
804% 1,074 MB/s
163GB free (System drive)
Firmware: E2010325 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1696 1727 1753 1765 1773 1792 MB/s
Read 2,306
Write 1,938
Mixed 2,103
SusWrite 1,751
455% 2,024 MB/s
4K Read 214
4K Write 179
4K Mixed 192
666% 195 MB/s
DQ Read 1,146
DQ Write 891
DQ Mixed 960
734% 999 MB/s
210GB free (System drive)
Firmware: E2010435 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1725 1718 1706 1699 1722 1707 MB/s
Read 1,970
Write 1,726
Mixed 1,760
SusWrite 1,713
404% 1,792 MB/s
4K Read 200
4K Write 171
4K Mixed 182
626% 184 MB/s
DQ Read 1,481
DQ Write 1,176
DQ Mixed 1,290
976% 1,316 MB/s
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Typical 900P Optane NVMe PCIe 280GB Builds (Compare 1,176 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 172%
Desktop 103%
Workstation 172%

Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z390 DESIGNARE-CF

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 46% - Average Total price: $2,247

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2 months ago.

I hope it performs as advertised. Most Intel SSD's are lacking performance on R/W speeds? Bought 1 3 months ago and sold it at auction on eBay. What JUNK!400 Write/230 Read on a new Intel 750 SATA 2.5" 250GB.


14 months ago.

Insanely fast but offer terrible value when compared to other SSD (Which is primarily under SATA or NVMe interface and has bigger capacity for similar price).


1 month ago.

will be using this in drive c and drive d in an ASUS Rog for my trading pc


2 years ago.


26 days ago.

fastest 4k file ssd


10 months ago.

The fastest SSD in terms of Random 4K R/W but offered low actual R/W speeds when compared with newer PCI-E 4 NVMe SSD. Terrible value for regular users but worth it (as a niche product) for enterprise users.

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