Average Bench: 424% (3rd of 1011)

Based on 843 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 323.8% 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 1,063MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 207MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel 900P Optane NVMe PCIe 480GB is 248%. 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 181MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 1,570MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 843 samples)
Min Avg Max
808 Read 1,966 2,297
769 Write 1,687 2,156
788 Mixed 1,806 2,185
752 SusWrite 1,570 2,083
395% 1,757 MB/s
Min Avg Max
120 4K Read 207 274
108 4K Write 181 243
105 4K Mixed 189 254
652% 193 MB/s
Min Avg Max
487 DQ Read 1,136 1,668
455 DQ Write 994 1,427
472 DQ Mixed 1,063 1,503
797% 1,064 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
402GB free (System drive)
Firmware: E2010325 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1938 1952 1969 1979 1987 1979 MB/s
Read 2,302
Write 1965
Mixed 2,116
SusWrite 1,967
470% 2,088 MB/s
4K Read 257
4K Write 243
4K Mixed 252
842% 251 MB/s
DQ Read 1,414
DQ Write 1,255
DQ Mixed 1,304
986% 1,324 MB/s
380GB free (System drive)
Firmware: E2010325 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1716 1671 1692 1661 1257 1290 MB/s
Read 2,108
Write 1,754
Mixed 1,901
SusWrite 1,548
411% 1,828 MB/s
4K Read 253
4K Write 224
4K Mixed 235
804% 237 MB/s
DQ Read 1,751
DQ Write 1,530
DQ Mixed 1,605
1,213% 1,629 MB/s
345GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 0325 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1718 1729 1730 1761 1778 1788 MB/s
Read 2,279
Write 1,952
Mixed 2,112
SusWrite 1,751
455% 2,023 MB/s
4K Read 234
4K Write 200
4K Mixed 214
734% 216 MB/s
DQ Read 1,195
DQ Write 999
DQ Mixed 1,058
803% 1,084 MB/s
351GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 0435 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 2030 2075 2085 2097 2097 2097 MB/s
Read 2,223
Write 2,086
Mixed 2,128
SusWrite 2,080
480% 2,129 MB/s
4K Read 223
4K Write 151
4K Mixed 168
634% 181 MB/s
DQ Read 1,540
DQ Write 1,356
DQ Mixed 1,423
1,074% 1,440 MB/s
411GB free (System drive)
Firmware: E2010435 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1820 2069 2108 2130 2148 2169 MB/s
Read 2,265
Write 2,160
Mixed 2,210
SusWrite 2074
491% 2,178 MB/s
4K Read 189
4K Write 164
4K Mixed 176
599% 176 MB/s
DQ Read 992
DQ Write 901
DQ Mixed 950
712% 948 MB/s
376GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 0325 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1733 1772 1818 1920 1891 1763 MB/s
Read 2,244
Write 1,915
Mixed 2,035
SusWrite 1,816
451% 2,003 MB/s
4K Read 193
4K Write 173
4K Mixed 180
615% 182 MB/s
DQ Read 1,166
DQ Write 1,014
DQ Mixed 1,071
808% 1,084 MB/s
386GB free (System drive)
Firmware: E2010325 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1511 1405 1381 1452 1470 1471 MB/s
Read 1,971
Write 1,662
Mixed 1803
SusWrite 1,448
387% 1,721 MB/s
4K Read 188
4K Write 156
4K Mixed 176
593% 173 MB/s
DQ Read 1,351
DQ Write 1,117
DQ Mixed 1,211
913% 1,226 MB/s
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Gaming 120%
Desktop 156%
Workstation 154%


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5 hrs ago.

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


1 month ago.

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


22 months ago.


20 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


16 months ago.

Optane 900P is really as fast as it tests.

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