Average Bench: 398% (2nd of 959)

Based on 507 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]

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Outstanding average bench

The Intel 900P Optane NVMe PCIe 480GB averaged 297.9% 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 Random Read Speed 187MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 510MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel 900P Optane NVMe PCIe 480GB is 212%. 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-64Thread Read Speed 652MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 167MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 507 samples)
Min Avg Max
1,514 Read 2,201 2,542
1,286 Write 1,870 2,103
1,453 Mixed 2,082 2,391
1,058 SusWrite 1,576 1,821
435% 1,932 MB/s
Min Avg Max
78.6 4K Read 187 258
72.4 4K Write 167 231
66 4K Mixed 148 233
562% 167 MB/s
Min Avg Max
119 DQ Read 652 1,520
152 DQ Write 597 1,288
41.9 DQ Mixed 510 1,360
414% 586 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
274GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 0325 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1820 1829 1850 1832 1819 1788 MB/s
Read 2,159
Write 1,879
Mixed 2,028
SusWrite 1,823
444% 1,972 MB/s
4K Read 207
4K Write 182
4K Mixed 185
647% 191 MB/s
DQ Read 1,042
DQ Write 826
DQ Mixed 941
702% 936 MB/s
258GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 0325 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1274 1278 1279 1282 1269 1266 MB/s
Read 1,482
Write 1,323
Mixed 1,401
SusWrite 1,275
309% 1,370 MB/s
4K Read 175
4K Write 151
4K Mixed 158
548% 161 MB/s
DQ Read 1,068
DQ Write 930
DQ Mixed 983
741% 994 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 9,138,912 SSDs tested.

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Typical 900P Optane NVMe PCIe 480GB Builds (Compare 2,099 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 138%
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Desktop 173%
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Workstation 166%
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Motherboard: Asus PRIME X299-DELUXE - $304

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 108% - Outstanding Total price: $2,420

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4 months ago.

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


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11 months ago.


Excellent

9 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


Excellent

5 months ago.

Optane 900P is really as fast as it tests.


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