Average Bench: 431% (4th of 1058)

Based on 2,494 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 330.5% 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.

Strengths

Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 1,028MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 211MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel 900P Optane NVMe PCIe 280GB is 255%. 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 174MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 1,631MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 2,494 samples)
Min Avg Max
1,241 Read 2,063 2,331
1,146 Write 1,736 1,988
1,225 Mixed 1,887 2,144
1,108 SusWrite 1,631 1,931
412% 1,829 MB/s
Min Avg Max
114 4K Read 211 263
89.7 4K Write 174 230
94.7 4K Mixed 186 243
650% 190 MB/s
Min Avg Max
310 DQ Read 1,175 1,800
240 DQ Write 964 1,599
226 DQ Mixed 1,028 1,669
781% 1,056 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
211GB free (System drive)
Firmware: E2010325 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1668 1685 1701 1718 1720 1733 MB/s
Read 2,248
Write 1,914
Mixed 2,054
SusWrite 1704
445% 1,980 MB/s
4K Read 232
4K Write 206
4K Mixed 214
734% 217 MB/s
DQ Read 1158
DQ Write 967
DQ Mixed 1,032
781% 1,052 MB/s
116GB free (System drive)
Firmware: E2010480 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1673 1745 1750 1778 1784 1706 MB/s
Read 2,189
Write 1,813
Mixed 1,977
SusWrite 1,739
434% 1,930 MB/s
4K Read 200
4K Write 194
4K Mixed 190
649% 195 MB/s
DQ Read 956
DQ Write 907
DQ Mixed 928
698% 930 MB/s
226GB free
Firmware: E2010480 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1164 1193 1175 1134 1181 1168 MB/s
Read 1,414
Write 1,259
Mixed 1,244
SusWrite 1,169
286% 1,271 MB/s
4K Read 225
4K Write 199
4K Mixed 210
715% 211 MB/s
DQ Read 1,522
DQ Write 1,318
DQ Mixed 1,452
1,080% 1431 MB/s
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Motherboard: Asrock Z390 Extreme4 - $290

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 48% - Average Total price: $1,499

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 Comments

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6 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

24 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

12 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

11 months ago.

fastest 4k file ssd


Average

20 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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