Average Bench: 440% (13th of 1080)

Based on 3,427 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 340.0% 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 1,124MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 215MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel 900P Optane NVMe PCIe 280GB is 257%. 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 181MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 1,624MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 3,427 samples)
Min Avg Max
1,397 Read 2,077 2,335
1,196 Write 1,739 2,026
1,288 Mixed 1,886 2,147
1,112 SusWrite 1,624 1,950
412% 1,831 MB/s
Min Avg Max
113 4K Read 215 288
81.1 4K Write 181 250
96 4K Mixed 192 266
669% 196 MB/s
Min Avg Max
607 DQ Read 1,293 2,059
402 DQ Write 1,007 1,663
520 DQ Mixed 1,124 1,798
848% 1,142 MB/s
User Benchmarks BenchSequentialRandom 4kDeep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
129GB free
Firmware: E2010325 Max speed: PCIe 16,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1569 1557 1579 1563 1563 1535 MB/s
Read 2,091
Write 1,719
Mixed 1,854
SusWrite 1,561
406% 1,806 MB/s
4K Read 256
4K Write 226
4K Mixed 244
820% 242 MB/s
DQ Read 2,290
DQ Write 1,982
DQ Mixed 1,881
1,479% 2,051 MB/s
193GB free
Firmware: E2010480 Max speed: PCIe 16,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1962 1973 1960 1960 1986 1980 MB/s
Read 2,118
Write 1,962
Mixed 2,033
SusWrite 1,970
456% 2,021 MB/s
4K Read 204
4K Write 134
4K Mixed 144
566% 161 MB/s
DQ Read 1,508
DQ Write 1,211
DQ Mixed 1,332
1,005% 1,351 MB/s
180GB free (System drive)
Firmware: E2010603 Max speed: PCIe 16,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1683 1716 1681 1735 1706 1729 MB/s
Read 2,227
Write 1855
Mixed 2,032
SusWrite 1,708
440% 1,956 MB/s
4K Read 152
4K Write 142
4K Mixed 146
494% 147 MB/s
DQ Read 1,151
DQ Write 839
DQ Mixed 949
722% 980 MB/s
129GB free
Firmware: E2010325 Max speed: PCIe 16,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1101 1108 1124 1041 1122 1134 MB/s
Read 1,182
Write 1,050
Mixed 1,138
SusWrite 1,105
252% 1,119 MB/s
4K Read 94.5
4K Write 82.5
4K Mixed 84.1
295% 87 MB/s
DQ Read 978
DQ Write 763
DQ Mixed 859
646% 867 MB/s
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Desktop 101%
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12 months ago.

Was ahead of its time and.. but as we all know M.2 has taken over by storm. I am honored to have had a chance to live this age of Optane. LFG


4 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).


2 years ago.

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


6 years ago.


4 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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