Average Bench: 405% (1st of 964)

Based on 695 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 304.5% 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 828MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 195MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel 900P Optane NVMe PCIe 280GB is 251%. 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 169MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 1,488MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 695 samples)
Min Avg Max
1,267 Read 2,110 2,475
781 Write 1,735 2,052
939 Mixed 1,913 2,321
630 SusWrite 1,488 1,876
407% 1,812 MB/s
Min Avg Max
102 4K Read 195 278
80.8 4K Write 169 247
79.2 4K Mixed 168 257
600% 177 MB/s
Min Avg Max
158 DQ Read 934 1,614
154 DQ Write 819 1,399
82.8 DQ Mixed 828 1,477
634% 860 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
227GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 0325 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1899 1976 1985 1999 1995 1978 MB/s
Read 2,352
Write 1,975
Mixed 2,138
SusWrite 1972
475% 2,109 MB/s
4K Read 294
4K Write 261
4K Mixed 274
934% 276 MB/s
DQ Read 1,880
DQ Write 1,724
DQ Mixed 1,813
1,357% 1,805 MB/s
229GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 0325 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1925 1948 1956 1946 1929 1759 MB/s
Read 2,334
Write 1,977
Mixed 2,137
SusWrite 1,911
470% 2,090 MB/s
4K Read 274
4K Write 248
4K Mixed 257
876% 260 MB/s
DQ Read 1,688
DQ Write 1,461
DQ Mixed 1,560
1,173% 1,570 MB/s
117GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 0325 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1856 1772 1896 1871 1894 1898 MB/s
Read 2,348
Write 1,883
Mixed 2072
SusWrite 1,864
459% 2,042 MB/s
4K Read 276
4K Write 234
4K Mixed 260
875% 256 MB/s
DQ Read 1,483
DQ Write 1,113
DQ Mixed 1,209
928% 1,269 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 9,676,942 SSDs tested.

 Prices

NeweggUS SSDPE21D280GASX $2502 days
AmazonUS SSDPED1D280GASX $3096 mins
EbayUS SSDPE21D280GASX $31211 mins
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Typical 900P Optane NVMe PCIe 280GB Builds (Compare 1,211 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 138%
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Desktop
Desktop 174%
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Workstation
Workstation 166%
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Motherboard: Asus ROG RAMPAGE VI EXTREME

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 99% - Outstanding Total price: $1,924

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 Comments

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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.


Excellent

2 days ago.

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


Good

12 months ago.


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