Average Bench: 445% (1st of 1011)

Based on 1,668 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 344.5% 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 1,162MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 220MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel 900P Optane NVMe PCIe 280GB is 289%. 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 186MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 1,588MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 1,668 samples)
Min Avg Max
1,239 Read 2,044 2,358
1,111 Write 1,707 1,981
1,148 Mixed 1,862 2,155
961 SusWrite 1,588 1,909
405% 1,800 MB/s
Min Avg Max
128 4K Read 220 287
104 4K Write 186 255
116 4K Mixed 198 265
686% 201 MB/s
Min Avg Max
497 DQ Read 1,318 1,939
402 DQ Write 1,090 1,600
503 DQ Mixed 1,162 1,711
882% 1,190 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
142GB free
Firmware: E2010325 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1068 1223 1577 1583 1587 1600 MB/s
Read 2,235
Write 1,836
Mixed 2,022
SusWrite 1,440
423% 1,883 MB/s
4K Read 260
4K Write 235
4K Mixed 245
832% 246 MB/s
DQ Read 1,672
DQ Write 1,505
DQ Mixed 1,552
1,174% 1,576 MB/s
175GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 0325 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1630 1569 1580 1617 1620 1608 MB/s
Read 2,231
Write 1,841
Mixed 2,022
SusWrite 1,604
433% 1,924 MB/s
4K Read 228
4K Write 180
4K Mixed 195
690% 201 MB/s
DQ Read 1,436
DQ Write 1235
DQ Mixed 1,298
983% 1,323 MB/s
219GB free (System drive)
Firmware: E2010325 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1787 1837 1807 1844 1843 1710 MB/s
Read 2,190
Write 1,891
Mixed 1,961
SusWrite 1,805
442% 1,962 MB/s
4K Read 254
4K Write 128
4K Mixed 167
666% 183 MB/s
DQ Read 1,765
DQ Write 754
DQ Mixed 918
770% 1,146 MB/s
206GB free (System drive)
Firmware: E2010325 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1728 1685 1668 1565 1563 1567 MB/s
Read 2,065
Write 1,751
Mixed 1,852
SusWrite 1,629
410% 1,824 MB/s
4K Read 168
4K Write 154
4K Mixed 193
583% 172 MB/s
DQ Read 1,209
DQ Write 1,007
DQ Mixed 1,088
820% 1,101 MB/s
100GB free (System drive)
Firmware: E2010325 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1152 1289 1316 1463 1424 1470 MB/s
Read 1,918
Write 1,571
Mixed 1,725
SusWrite 1,353
369% 1,641 MB/s
4K Read 192
4K Write 160
4K Mixed 175
600% 176 MB/s
DQ Read 1,251
DQ Write 796
DQ Mixed 952
729% 1,000 MB/s
153GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 0435 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1353 1354 1343 1339 1362 1365 MB/s
Read 1,499
Write 1,381
Mixed 1439
SusWrite 1,353
320% 1,418 MB/s
4K Read 197
4K Write 104
4K Mixed 135
527% 145 MB/s
DQ Read 1,002
DQ Write 363
DQ Mixed 543
438% 636 MB/s
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Gaming 124%
Desktop 168%
Workstation 123%

Motherboard: Asus ROG MAXIMUS X APEX

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 49% - Average Total price: $1,403

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1 month 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.


5 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).


12 months ago.

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


2 years ago.


1 month 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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