Average Bench: 448% (3rd of 1058)

Based on 3,382 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 347.8% 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 1,137MB/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 249%. 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 184MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 1,659MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 3,382 samples)
Min Avg Max
1,503 Read 2,111 2,336
1,310 Write 1,766 2,028
1,379 Mixed 1,917 2,152
1,184 SusWrite 1,659 1,951
419% 1,863 MB/s
Min Avg Max
131 4K Read 220 288
90 4K Write 184 250
105 4K Mixed 196 266
681% 200 MB/s
Min Avg Max
693 DQ Read 1,312 2,047
462 DQ Write 1,006 1,632
574 DQ Mixed 1,137 1,786
856% 1,152 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
148GB free (System drive)
Firmware: E2010480 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1574 1567 1571 1584 1600 1634 MB/s
Read 2,211
Write 1,784
Mixed 1,970
SusWrite 1,588
424% 1,889 MB/s
4K Read 269
4K Write 243
4K Mixed 253
861% 255 MB/s
DQ Read 2,030
DQ Write 1,777
DQ Mixed 1,792
1,374% 1,866 MB/s
188GB free (System drive)
Firmware: E2010480 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1768 1786 1787 1765 1807 1821 MB/s
Read 2359
Write 1962
Mixed 2,146
SusWrite 1,789
464% 2,064 MB/s
4K Read 259
4K Write 228
4K Mixed 240
821% 242 MB/s
DQ Read 1,558
DQ Write 1,275
DQ Mixed 1,375
1,041% 1,403 MB/s
171GB free
Firmware: 0480 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1762 1747 1742 1818 1812 1805 MB/s
Read 2,324
Write 1,963
Mixed 2,126
SusWrite 1,781
461% 2,048 MB/s
4K Read 258
4K Write 225
4K Mixed 238
816% 241 MB/s
DQ Read 1,556
DQ Write 1,200
DQ Mixed 1,329
1,007% 1,361 MB/s
213GB free (System drive)
Firmware: E2010603 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1394 1616 1679 1720 1758 1727 MB/s
Read 2,221
Write 1,852
Mixed 2,010
SusWrite 1,649
435% 1,933 MB/s
4K Read 246
4K Write 214
4K Mixed 226
776% 229 MB/s
DQ Read 1,434
DQ Write 1,150
DQ Mixed 1,214
930% 1,266 MB/s
165GB free
Firmware: E2010480 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1107 1110 1110 1111 1100 1091 MB/s
Read 1,355
Write 1,117
Mixed 1,221
SusWrite 1,105
270% 1,199 MB/s
4K Read 207
4K Write 107
4K Mixed 138
547% 151 MB/s
DQ Read 1140
DQ Write 460
DQ Mixed 663
527% 755 MB/s
165GB free
Firmware: E2010480 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1051 1047 1052 1042 1043 1050 MB/s
Read 1,355
Write 1109
Mixed 1,217
SusWrite 1,048
266% 1,182 MB/s
4K Read 207
4K Write 107
4K Mixed 139
548% 151 MB/s
DQ Read 1,139
DQ Write 461
DQ Mixed 662
527% 754 MB/s
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Gaming 112%
Desktop 98%
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Workstation 95%
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Motherboard: Asrock Z390 Extreme4 - $290

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 57% - Above average Total price: $1,446

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18 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.


3 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).


27 days ago.

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


4 years ago.


23 months ago.

fastest 4k file ssd


2 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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