Average Bench: 442% (1st of 1011)

Based on 1,583 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 342.2% 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 1,160MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 218MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel 900P Optane NVMe PCIe 280GB is 267%. 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 189MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 1,562MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 1,583 samples)
Min Avg Max
1,294 Read 2,037 2,360
1,106 Write 1,710 1,995
1,222 Mixed 1,861 2,160
956 SusWrite 1,562 1,954
403% 1,792 MB/s
Min Avg Max
140 4K Read 218 287
115 4K Write 189 260
129 4K Mixed 200 270
686% 202 MB/s
Min Avg Max
706 DQ Read 1,284 1,892
523 DQ Write 1,092 1,629
604 DQ Mixed 1,160 1,684
877% 1,179 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
156GB free (System drive)
Firmware: E2010325 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1701 1663 1610 1722 1731 1753 MB/s
Read 2,295
Write 1,933
Mixed 2,098
SusWrite 1,697
451% 2,006 MB/s
4K Read 245
4K Write 215
4K Mixed 227
775% 229 MB/s
DQ Read 1,577
DQ Write 1,363
DQ Mixed 1,448
1,091% 1,463 MB/s
228GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 0325 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1873 1865 1709 1740 1743 1755 MB/s
Read 2,276
Write 1,908
Mixed 2,067
SusWrite 1,781
452% 2,008 MB/s
4K Read 245
4K Write 214
4K Mixed 225
772% 228 MB/s
DQ Read 1,463
DQ Write 1,280
DQ Mixed 1,340
1,013% 1361 MB/s
204GB free
Firmware: E2010325 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1687 1745 1718 1723 1719 1733 MB/s
Read 2,256
Write 1,923
Mixed 2,063
SusWrite 1721
448% 1,991 MB/s
4K Read 188
4K Write 180
4K Mixed 185
618% 184 MB/s
DQ Read 1,038
DQ Write 957
DQ Mixed 985
742% 993 MB/s
210GB free
Firmware: E2010325 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 589 579 586 570 554 579 MB/s
Read 628
Write 591
Mixed 548
SusWrite 576
132% 586 MB/s
4K Read 155
4K Write 136
4K Mixed 147
495% 146 MB/s
DQ Read 780
DQ Write 738
DQ Mixed 1,106
735% 875 MB/s
65GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 0325 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 644 620 645 639 636 635 MB/s
Read 738
Write 636
Mixed 680
SusWrite 636
152% 673 MB/s
4K Read 152
4K Write 137
4K Mixed 135
476% 142 MB/s
DQ Read 769
DQ Write 676
DQ Mixed 836
595% 760 MB/s
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Gaming 122%
Desktop 169%
Workstation 124%

Motherboard: Asus ROG MAXIMUS X APEX

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 51% - Above average Total price: $1,332

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1 month 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 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).


11 months ago.

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


23 months ago.


5 days 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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