Average Bench: 442% (1st of 991)

Based on 817 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 341.9% 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 1,127MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 221MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel 900P Optane NVMe PCIe 280GB is 232%. 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 186MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 1,547MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 817 samples)
Min Avg Max
1,329 Read 2,130 2,360
863 Write 1,716 1,975
883 Mixed 1,863 2,146
647 SusWrite 1,547 1,909
408% 1,814 MB/s
Min Avg Max
135 4K Read 221 288
96.9 4K Write 186 254
109 4K Mixed 196 265
685% 201 MB/s
Min Avg Max
718 DQ Read 1,246 1,779
552 DQ Write 1,072 1,542
566 DQ Mixed 1,127 1,621
853% 1,148 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
212GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 0325 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1914 1933 1956 1973 1977 1956 MB/s
Read 2,358
Write 1,975
Mixed 2,143
SusWrite 1,952
474% 2,107 MB/s
4K Read 282
4K Write 254
4K Mixed 263
900% 266 MB/s
DQ Read 1,223
DQ Write 1,040
DQ Mixed 1,081
824% 1,115 MB/s
234GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 0325 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1895 1941 1955 1961 1956 1920 MB/s
Read 2320
Write 1,938
Mixed 2116
SusWrite 1,938
468% 2,078 MB/s
4K Read 248
4K Write 225
4K Mixed 233
793% 235 MB/s
DQ Read 1,477
DQ Write 1,276
DQ Mixed 1,340
1,014% 1,364 MB/s
118GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 0325 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1674 1768 1744 1759 1777 1723 MB/s
Read 2,192
Write 1,695
Mixed 1,777
SusWrite 1741
416% 1,851 MB/s
4K Read 228
4K Write 186
4K Mixed 205
707% 206 MB/s
DQ Read 1,282
DQ Write 1,043
DQ Mixed 1,156
867% 1,160 MB/s
119GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 0325 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1620 1599 1621 1616 1615 1644 MB/s
Read 2,007
Write 1,784
Mixed 1,789
SusWrite 1,619
405% 1,800 MB/s
4K Read 228
4K Write 193
4K Mixed 206
710% 209 MB/s
DQ Read 1,354
DQ Write 1,127
DQ Mixed 1,223
921% 1,235 MB/s
120GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 0325 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1646 1682 1664 1666 1691 1673 MB/s
Read 1,778
Write 1,530
Mixed 1,471
SusWrite 1,670
363% 1,612 MB/s
4K Read 182
4K Write 136
4K Mixed 140
527% 152 MB/s
DQ Read 1,256
DQ Write 1,047
DQ Mixed 1,137
856% 1,147 MB/s
130GB free (System drive)
Firmware: E2010325 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1391 1261 1269 1184 1346 1284 MB/s
Read 1,968
Write 1667
Mixed 1,616
SusWrite 1,289
367% 1,635 MB/s
4K Read 200
4K Write 180
4K Mixed 184
633% 188 MB/s
DQ Read 713
DQ Write 623
DQ Mixed 648
491% 661 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 12,089,043 SSDs tested.


AmazonUS SSDPED1D280GASX $26052 mins
NeweggUS SSDPE21D280GASX $2703 hrs
EbayUS SSDPED1D280GASX $2931 hr
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Typical 900P Optane NVMe PCIe 280GB Builds (Compare 1,604 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 139%
Desktop 184%
Workstation 172%


EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 100% - Outstanding Total price: $1,972

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28 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.


3 months ago.

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


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