Average Bench: 450% (1st of 1011)

Based on 1,229 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 349.6% 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.

Strengths

Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 1,199MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 222MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel 900P Optane NVMe PCIe 280GB is 283%. 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 194MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 1,571MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 1,229 samples)
Min Avg Max
1,291 Read 2,039 2,359
1,027 Write 1,721 1,997
1,154 Mixed 1,868 2,160
932 SusWrite 1,571 1,971
405% 1,800 MB/s
Min Avg Max
134 4K Read 222 286
116 4K Write 194 258
126 4K Mixed 205 268
702% 207 MB/s
Min Avg Max
706 DQ Read 1,326 1,903
520 DQ Write 1,129 1,633
630 DQ Mixed 1,199 1,705
906% 1,218 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
128GB free (System drive)
Firmware: E2010325 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1761 1726 1662 1773 1769 1785 MB/s
Read 2,370
Write 1,972
Mixed 2,160
SusWrite 1,746
464% 2,062 MB/s
4K Read 290
4K Write 256
4K Mixed 269
920% 272 MB/s
DQ Read 1,558
DQ Write 1,367
DQ Mixed 1,434
1,083% 1,453 MB/s
126GB free (System drive)
Firmware: E2010325 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1323 1232 1735 1693 1727 1755 MB/s
Read 2,300
Write 1,956
Mixed 2122
SusWrite 1,578
447% 1,989 MB/s
4K Read 266
4K Write 238
4K Mixed 246
844% 250 MB/s
DQ Read 1,434
DQ Write 1,278
DQ Mixed 1,312
996% 1,341 MB/s
202GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 0325 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1375 1361 1379 1447 1449 1455 MB/s
Read 2,204
Write 1,785
Mixed 1,974
SusWrite 1,411
414% 1,843 MB/s
4K Read 239
4K Write 215
4K Mixed 227
767% 227 MB/s
DQ Read 1,443
DQ Write 1,270
DQ Mixed 1,324
1,001% 1,345 MB/s
218GB free (System drive)
Firmware: E2010325 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1746 1712 1583 1578 1624 1626 MB/s
Read 2,077
Write 1,710
Mixed 1,875
SusWrite 1,645
411% 1,827 MB/s
4K Read 249
4K Write 149
4K Mixed 218
736% 205 MB/s
DQ Read 1,412
DQ Write 1,200
DQ Mixed 1,298
975% 1,303 MB/s
147GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 0325 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1484 1497 1588 1384 1354 1359 MB/s
Read 2,113
Write 1,482
Mixed 1,750
SusWrite 1,444
381% 1,697 MB/s
4K Read 246
4K Write 186
4K Mixed 209
739% 214 MB/s
DQ Read 1,284
DQ Write 823
DQ Mixed 983
752% 1,030 MB/s
126GB free (System drive)
Firmware: E2010325 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1763 1695 1645 1670 1672 1780 MB/s
Read 2,212
Write 1,914
Mixed 2,060
SusWrite 1,704
444% 1,973 MB/s
4K Read 199
4K Write 178
4K Mixed 185
633% 187 MB/s
DQ Read 1,176
DQ Write 1,048
DQ Mixed 1,091
824% 1,105 MB/s
163GB free
Firmware: E2010325 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1915 1912 1913 1915 1922 1923 MB/s
Read 2,260
Write 1,934
Mixed 2,087
SusWrite 1,917
461% 2,049 MB/s
4K Read 191
4K Write 168
4K Mixed 173
600% 177 MB/s
DQ Read 1,018
DQ Write 914
DQ Mixed 959
721% 964 MB/s
160GB free
Firmware: E2010325 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1827 1829 1809 1782 1642 1796 MB/s
Read 2,130
Write 1,831
Mixed 1,944
SusWrite 1,781
432% 1,922 MB/s
4K Read 181
4K Write 162
4K Mixed 174
584% 173 MB/s
DQ Read 1,031
DQ Write 864
DQ Mixed 928
700% 941 MB/s
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Typical 900P Optane NVMe PCIe 280GB Builds (Compare 860 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 135%
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Desktop
Desktop 173%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 129%
UFO

Motherboard: Asus ROG MAXIMUS X APEX

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 55% - Above average Total price: $1,340

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 Comments

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17 days 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

2 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).


Excellent

9 months ago.

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


Good

21 months ago.


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