Average Bench: 429% (5th of 1058)

Based on 1,839 user benchmarks.  Model: INTEL SSDPED1D480GA

The 480 GB Intel Optane 900P is one of the first NVMe PCIe SSDs available, based on Intel’s new Optane memory and 3D XPoint technology. 280GB versions are also available with almost identical performance at a lower price, in line with the reduced capacity. The 480 GB 900P is comes in a half height half length add-in card form and has a PCIe 3.0 x 4 interface. The sequential read and write speeds of 2500 MB/s and 2000 MB/s are the fastest of any consumer SSD on the market today, however this is only 10% ahead of the next best NVMe PCIe SSD based on flash technology, the Samsung 960 Pro. The random 4K read and write speed disparities are far greater, with the 480 GB 900P achieving a whopping four times faster random 4K read speeds than for the 960 Pro. If memory usage is heavily skewed towards random 4K reading, then shifting to the 900P would yield a huge performance boost worthy of the 900P’s high price tag. Access to this latest technology comes at double the cost per gigabyte compared to the 960 Pro. Currently the PCIe interface will be a bottleneck for even greater performance. However, it’s early days for Optane memory and it’s likely that Intel will release higher performing devices in the future as faster bus technologies emerge. [Nov '17 SSDrivePro]

Outstanding average bench

The Intel 900P Optane NVMe PCIe 480GB averaged 329.1% higher than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the Intel 900P Optane NVMe PCIe 480GB near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 1,047MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 209MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel 900P Optane NVMe PCIe 480GB is 254%. This is a particularly wide range which indicates that the Intel 900P Optane NVMe PCIe 480GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 174MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 1,622MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 1,839 samples)
Min Avg Max
1,298 Read 2,048 2,309
1,211 Write 1,748 2,003
1,279 Mixed 1,881 2,139
1,030 SusWrite 1,622 2,026
411% 1,825 MB/s
Min Avg Max
121 4K Read 209 279
84.3 4K Write 174 246
103 4K Mixed 186 258
646% 189 MB/s
Min Avg Max
697 DQ Read 1,230 1,958
199 DQ Write 941 1,450
277 DQ Mixed 1,047 1,682
793% 1,073 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
289GB free
Firmware: E2010480 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1687 1710 1626 1700 1702 1699 MB/s
Read 2,093
Write 1,708
Mixed 1895
SusWrite 1,687
415% 1,846 MB/s
4K Read 276
4K Write 240
4K Mixed 255
872% 257 MB/s
DQ Read 2,101
DQ Write 1,626
DQ Mixed 1,749
1,339% 1,825 MB/s
289GB free
Firmware: E2010480 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1860 1909 1755 1684 1834 1845 MB/s
Read 2,140
Write 1,705
Mixed 1984
SusWrite 1,815
430% 1,911 MB/s
4K Read 247
4K Write 217
4K Mixed 236
790% 233 MB/s
DQ Read 2,125
DQ Write 1,635
DQ Mixed 1,813
1,374% 1,858 MB/s
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AmazonUS SSDPED1D480GASX $70017 months
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Typical 900P Optane NVMe PCIe 480GB Builds (Compare 3,514 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 166%
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Desktop 101%
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Workstation
Workstation 166%
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Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z390 DESIGNARE-CF

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 49% - Average Total price: $2,418

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 Comments

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8 months ago.

Bought it for the Saber Raven. The performance is really great.


Excellent

2 years ago.

I use it mainly for star citizen and I would use it over a standard ssd any day.


Good

4 years ago.


Excellent

4 years ago.

Optane 900P is really as fast as it tests.


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