Average Bench: 421% (3rd of 1011)

Based on 885 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 321.2% 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.


Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 1,044MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 204MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel 900P Optane NVMe PCIe 480GB is 252%. This is a particularly wide range which indicates that the Intel 900P Optane NVMe PCIe 480GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.


Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 179MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 1,579MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 885 samples)
Min Avg Max
1,037 Read 1,973 2,291
925 Write 1,700 2,156
962 Mixed 1,818 2,194
757 SusWrite 1,579 2,087
398% 1,768 MB/s
Min Avg Max
114 4K Read 204 269
97.3 4K Write 179 240
102 4K Mixed 187 251
643% 190 MB/s
Min Avg Max
403 DQ Read 1,116 1,676
428 DQ Write 977 1,424
404 DQ Mixed 1,044 1,486
783% 1,046 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
376GB free (System drive)
Firmware: E2010435 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 2113 2155 2168 2178 2171 2160 MB/s
Read 2,253
Write 2,148
Mixed 2,220
SusWrite 2,158
495% 2,195 MB/s
4K Read 241
4K Write 230
4K Mixed 239
793% 237 MB/s
DQ Read 1,301
DQ Write 1,118
DQ Mixed 1,188
896% 1,202 MB/s
344GB free
Firmware: E2010325 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1605 1592 1627 1665 1696 1709 MB/s
Read 2,182
Write 1,808
Mixed 1,978
SusWrite 1,649
428% 1,904 MB/s
4K Read 198
4K Write 179
4K Mixed 189
637% 189 MB/s
DQ Read 1,370
DQ Write 1,130
DQ Mixed 1,191
908% 1,230 MB/s
370GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 0325 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1846 1709 1828 1941 1877 1780 MB/s
Read 2,249
Write 1,921
Mixed 2,069
SusWrite 1,830
454% 2,017 MB/s
4K Read 196
4K Write 171
4K Mixed 180
617% 182 MB/s
DQ Read 1,136
DQ Write 959
DQ Mixed 1,023
773% 1,039 MB/s
352GB free (System drive)
Firmware: E2010325 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1535 1543 1548 1584 1578 1581 MB/s
Read 2,079
Write 1,728
Mixed 1,884
SusWrite 1,561
408% 1,813 MB/s
4K Read 157
4K Write 150
4K Mixed 148
507% 152 MB/s
DQ Read 900
DQ Write 1,230
DQ Mixed 1,027
787% 1,053 MB/s
189GB free (System drive)
Firmware: E2010325 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1804 1800 1790 1780 1793 1707 MB/s
Read 2,096
Write 1,798
Mixed 1,939
SusWrite 1,779
428% 1903 MB/s
4K Read 119
4K Write 111
4K Mixed 114
385% 115 MB/s
DQ Read 978
DQ Write 837
DQ Mixed 875
665% 897 MB/s
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Gaming 120%
Desktop 155%
Workstation 152%


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1 month ago.

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


3 months ago.

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


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21 months ago.

I sold my Samsung 960 EVO 1TB and bought the Intel 900p 480GB instead. Boot times and application times are improved significantly with the higher 4k read speeds. It is also awesome for Overwatch. I am always the first one in a game to be able to pick my character because my load times are faster than everyone elses. I usually don't see other teammates pick their characters for at least 7-8 seconds after me. I'll take speed over disk space any day. For this being Intel's first release of an enthusiast SSD and to have it out perform Samsung in almost every aspect. The Samsung 960 has faster sequential speeds than the Intel 900p. HOWEVER, when I was using the Samsung 960 and benchmarking it I was getting like 1800Mbps speeds which is almost 1000Mbps lower than advertised. Mainly because heat is an issue. I did have the 960 in a heatsink on my motherboard, but still I was never getting the advertised speeds in real world situations. If my computer was off and cool for a while I can turn it on and immediately benchmark it and it would do well, but the Intel 900p has been far more consistent and because thermal throttling has not been an issue for me on the Intel 900p I am actually getting higher speeds than the Samsung 960 on sequential reads and writes. No regrets with this drive. Being an enthusiast I really hope Samsung competes with Intel by releasing something crazy this year. Its about time Samsung had competition in the SSD space, so hopefully that drives them to provide higher performance drives for consumers that can compete with Intel's latest drives


18 months ago.

Optane 900P is really as fast as it tests.

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