Average Bench: 430% (4th of 1058)

Based on 2,295 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 330.1% 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.

Strengths

Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 1,024MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 210MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel 900P Optane NVMe PCIe 280GB is 254%. 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 175MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 1,631MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 2,295 samples)
Min Avg Max
1,209 Read 2,069 2,335
1,173 Write 1,754 1,987
1,224 Mixed 1,898 2,146
1,081 SusWrite 1,631 1,932
414% 1,838 MB/s
Min Avg Max
110 4K Read 210 265
94.7 4K Write 175 233
98.7 4K Mixed 186 246
649% 190 MB/s
Min Avg Max
342 DQ Read 1,165 1,779
293 DQ Write 959 1,594
306 DQ Mixed 1,024 1,658
777% 1,050 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
261GB free
Firmware: 0325 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1747 1807 1806 1796 1790 1777 MB/s
Read 2,042
Write 1,623
Mixed 1809
SusWrite 1787
408% 1,815 MB/s
4K Read 258
4K Write 223
4K Mixed 234
808% 238 MB/s
DQ Read 1,822
DQ Write 1,568
DQ Mixed 1,679
1,263% 1,690 MB/s
240GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 0325 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1732 1725 1721 1737 1730 1720 MB/s
Read 2,266
Write 1,929
Mixed 2,082
SusWrite 1,728
450% 2,001 MB/s
4K Read 185
4K Write 166
4K Mixed 173
590% 175 MB/s
DQ Read 903
DQ Write 774
DQ Mixed 820
620% 832 MB/s
207GB free (System drive)
Firmware: E2010325 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1214 1238 1233 1252 1249 1300 MB/s
Read 1,500
Write 1,127
Mixed 1,411
SusWrite 1,248
297% 1,321 MB/s
4K Read 208
4K Write 190
4K Mixed 193
663% 197 MB/s
DQ Read 1,167
DQ Write 1,006
DQ Mixed 1,072
808% 1,082 MB/s
132GB free
Firmware: E2010480 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1499 1515 1507 1489 1489 1429 MB/s
Read 2,258
Write 1702
Mixed 1,994
SusWrite 1488
418% 1,860 MB/s
4K Read 215
4K Write 67.6
4K Mixed 119
513% 134 MB/s
DQ Read 1,264
DQ Write 104
DQ Mixed 260
297% 543 MB/s
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Desktop 99%
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Workstation 96%
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Motherboard: Asrock Z390 Extreme4 - $290

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 48% - Average Total price: $1,518

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 Comments

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4 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

22 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).


Poor

9 months ago.

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


Good

3 years ago.


Excellent

9 months ago.

fastest 4k file ssd


Average

18 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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