Average Bench: 443% (3rd of 1058)

Based on 3,137 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 342.8% 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.

Strengths

Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 1,092MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 218MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel 900P Optane NVMe PCIe 280GB is 216%. This is a particularly wide range which indicates that the Intel 900P Optane NVMe PCIe 280GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 182MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 1,649MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 3,137 samples)
Min Avg Max
1,386 Read 2,089 2,335
1,214 Write 1,754 2,002
1,317 Mixed 1,913 2,153
1,162 SusWrite 1,649 1,936
416% 1,851 MB/s
Min Avg Max
138 4K Read 218 272
107 4K Write 182 235
117 4K Mixed 194 250
675% 198 MB/s
Min Avg Max
760 DQ Read 1,267 1,843
440 DQ Write 974 1,602
593 DQ Mixed 1,092 1,674
824% 1,111 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
235GB free (System drive)
Firmware: E2010480 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 2008 2014 2016 2002 2012 2009 MB/s
Read 2,386
Write 2,038
Mixed 2193
SusWrite 2,010
486% 2,157 MB/s
4K Read 330
4K Write 297
4K Mixed 311
1,056% 313 MB/s
DQ Read 2,037
DQ Write 1,653
DQ Mixed 1,751
1,336% 1,814 MB/s
231GB free (System drive)
Firmware: E2010480 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1760 1819 1831 1770 1761 1762 MB/s
Read 2,144
Write 1769
Mixed 1,942
SusWrite 1,784
430% 1,910 MB/s
4K Read 250
4K Write 222
4K Mixed 234
797% 235 MB/s
DQ Read 1,668
DQ Write 849
DQ Mixed 1,433
1,018% 1,316 MB/s
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Gaming 102%
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Desktop 98%
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Workstation
Workstation 87%
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Motherboard: Asrock Z390 Extreme4 - $290

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 47% - Average Total price: $1,433

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 Comments

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11 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.


Poor

2 years 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).


Poor

17 months ago.

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


Good

4 years ago.


Excellent

16 months ago.

fastest 4k file ssd


Average

2 years 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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