Average Bench: 444% (1st of 1040)

Based on 2,330 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 343.6% 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 1,099MB/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 207%. 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 178MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 1,670MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 2,330 samples)
Min Avg Max
1,599 Read 2,148 2,334
1,312 Write 1,803 1,994
1,464 Mixed 1,964 2,157
1,274 SusWrite 1,670 1,950
427% 1,896 MB/s
Min Avg Max
129 4K Read 215 267
104 4K Write 178 233
110 4K Mixed 189 243
662% 194 MB/s
Min Avg Max
666 DQ Read 1,255 1,810
326 DQ Write 1,040 1,522
374 DQ Mixed 1,099 1,607
836% 1,131 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
261GB free
Firmware: E2010480 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1972 1979 1973 1992 1993 1811 MB/s
Read 2,298
Write 1,944
Mixed 2,106
SusWrite 1,953
467% 2,075 MB/s
4K Read 263
4K Write 229
4K Mixed 243
832% 245 MB/s
DQ Read 1,456
DQ Write 1,255
DQ Mixed 1,337
1,007% 1,349 MB/s
261GB free
Firmware: E2010480 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1698 1695 1702 1688 1664 1679 MB/s
Read 2,130
Write 1,870
Mixed 1,948
SusWrite 1,688
430% 1,909 MB/s
4K Read 265
4K Write 231
4K Mixed 245
838% 247 MB/s
DQ Read 1,509
DQ Write 1,287
DQ Mixed 1,390
1,043% 1395 MB/s
206GB free (System drive)
Firmware: E2010480 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1541 1609 1678 1636 1582 1587 MB/s
Read 2,217
Write 1,825
Mixed 1,966
SusWrite 1,606
428% 1,904 MB/s
4K Read 218
4K Write 203
4K Mixed 202
698% 208 MB/s
DQ Read 1,764
DQ Write 1,516
DQ Mixed 1,610
1,215% 1,630 MB/s
116GB free (System drive)
Firmware: E2010480 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1276 1327 1320 1284 1340 1285 MB/s
Read 1,959
Write 1,610
Mixed 1,749
SusWrite 1,305
372% 1,656 MB/s
4K Read 140
4K Write 136
4K Mixed 137
459% 138 MB/s
DQ Read 1,064
DQ Write 1,504
DQ Mixed 1,215
938% 1261 MB/s
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Typical 900P Optane NVMe PCIe 280GB Builds (Compare 1,329 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 120%
Desktop 100%
Workstation 102%

Motherboard: Asrock Z390 Extreme4 - $290

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 56% - Above average Total price: $1,464

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3 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.


17 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).


5 months ago.

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


3 years ago.


4 months ago.

fastest 4k file ssd


13 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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