Average Bench: 452% (1st of 1016)

Based on 1,477 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 352.1% 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 1,191MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 223MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel 900P Optane NVMe PCIe 280GB is 228%. 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 190MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 1,616MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 1,477 samples)
Min Avg Max
1,290 Read 2,082 2,341
1,190 Write 1,765 1,977
1,217 Mixed 1,904 2,145
1,023 SusWrite 1,616 1,925
414% 1,842 MB/s
Min Avg Max
122 4K Read 223 272
109 4K Write 190 239
116 4K Mixed 202 253
697% 205 MB/s
Min Avg Max
522 DQ Read 1,334 1,947
460 DQ Write 1,116 1,596
524 DQ Mixed 1,191 1,688
901% 1,214 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
199GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 0435 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1738 1717 1968 1823 1808 1814 MB/s
Read 2,330
Write 1,995
Mixed 2,155
SusWrite 1,811
466% 2,073 MB/s
4K Read 256
4K Write 232
4K Mixed 242
821% 244 MB/s
DQ Read 1,540
DQ Write 1,393
DQ Mixed 1443
1,089% 1,459 MB/s
202GB free
Firmware: E2010325 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1740 1644 1536 1532 1523 1590 MB/s
Read 2,113
Write 1,664
Mixed 1,767
SusWrite 1,594
401% 1,785 MB/s
4K Read 262
4K Write 234
4K Mixed 245
834% 247 MB/s
DQ Read 1,918
DQ Write 1,687
DQ Mixed 1,755
1,329% 1,787 MB/s
198GB free (System drive)
Firmware: E2010325 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1570 1764 1804 1774 1788 1786 MB/s
Read 2,311
Write 1,936
Mixed 2,110
SusWrite 1,748
456% 2,026 MB/s
4K Read 253
4K Write 224
4K Mixed 236
805% 238 MB/s
DQ Read 1,535
DQ Write 1,319
DQ Mixed 1,423
1,068% 1,426 MB/s
163GB free
Firmware: E2010325 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1886 1805 1733 1799 1809 1847 MB/s
Read 2,123
Write 1,846
Mixed 1974
SusWrite 1,813
437% 1,939 MB/s
4K Read 222
4K Write 176
4K Mixed 204
690% 200 MB/s
DQ Read 1,320
DQ Write 1,209
DQ Mixed 1,251
942% 1,260 MB/s
122GB free
Firmware: 0325 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1230 1241 1213 1253 1239 1259 MB/s
Read 1,471
Write 1,309
Mixed 1,413
SusWrite 1,239
306% 1,358 MB/s
4K Read 207
4K Write 135
4K Mixed 150
576% 164 MB/s
DQ Read 1,263
DQ Write 964
DQ Mixed 1,072
813% 1,100 MB/s
126GB free (System drive)
Firmware: E2010325 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1202 1590 1572 1614 1608 1616 MB/s
Read 2,192
Write 1813
Mixed 1,992
SusWrite 1,533
423% 1,883 MB/s
4K Read 150
4K Write 110
4K Mixed 124
444% 128 MB/s
DQ Read 737
DQ Write 500
DQ Mixed 588
447% 608 MB/s
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Gaming 124%
Desktop 171%
Workstation 125%

Motherboard: Asus ROG MAXIMUS X APEX

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 49% - Average Total price: $1,418

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9 days 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.


7 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).


14 months ago.

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


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3 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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