Average Bench: 462% (1st of 996)

Based on 931 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]

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Outstanding average bench

The Intel 900P Optane NVMe PCIe 280GB averaged 362.1% 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 1,185MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 230MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel 900P Optane NVMe PCIe 280GB is 217%. 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 200MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 1,604MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 931 samples)
Min Avg Max
1,505 Read 2,156 2,362
1,220 Write 1,774 1,989
1,401 Mixed 1,938 2,161
941 SusWrite 1,604 1,951
420% 1,868 MB/s
Min Avg Max
160 4K Read 230 288
135 4K Write 200 257
146 4K Mixed 210 265
724% 213 MB/s
Min Avg Max
791 DQ Read 1,314 1,728
467 DQ Write 1,118 1,513
645 DQ Mixed 1,185 1,568
896% 1,206 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
158GB free (System drive)
Firmware: E2010325 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 770 864 914 902 965 1104 MB/s
Read 1,347
Write 1,128
Mixed 1291
SusWrite 920
263% 1,172 MB/s
4K Read 57.6
4K Write 46.6
4K Mixed 51.3
178% 51.8 MB/s
DQ Read 242
DQ Write 197
DQ Mixed 190
150% 210 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 13,722,657 SSDs tested.

 Prices

NeweggUS SSDPE21D280GASX $2507 hrs
AmazonUS SSDPED1D280GASX $25519 mins
EbayUS SSDPED1D280GASX $41032 mins
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Typical 900P Optane NVMe PCIe 280GB Builds (Compare 695 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 139%
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Desktop
Desktop 188%
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Workstation
Workstation 154%
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Motherboard: Asus ROG MAXIMUS X APEX

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 119% - Outstanding Total price: $1,424

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 Comments

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2 hrs 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

11 days 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).


Excellent

5 months ago.

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


Good

17 months ago.


Good

24 days ago.

i like it


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