Average Bench: 417% (6th of 1058)

Based on 1,619 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 316.8% 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.

Strengths

Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 995MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 202MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel 900P Optane NVMe PCIe 480GB is 229%. 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 167MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 1,606MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 1,619 samples)
Min Avg Max
1,299 Read 2,009 2305
1,180 Write 1,713 2,002
1,246 Mixed 1,847 2,128
1,027 SusWrite 1,606 2,027
404% 1,794 MB/s
Min Avg Max
132 4K Read 202 261
66 4K Write 167 232
98 4K Mixed 178 242
623% 182 MB/s
Min Avg Max
671 DQ Read 1,145 1,584
129 DQ Write 918 1,380
252 DQ Mixed 995 1,454
755% 1,020 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
168GB free (System drive)
Firmware: E2010325 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1734 1778 1814 1822 1831 1814 MB/s
Read 2,322
Write 1,990
Mixed 2,141
SusWrite 1,799
464% 2,063 MB/s
4K Read 268
4K Write 240
4K Mixed 250
853% 252 MB/s
DQ Read 1,589
DQ Write 1,231
DQ Mixed 1,389
1,044% 1,403 MB/s
390GB free (System drive)
Firmware: E2010325 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1698 1654 1698 1680 1751 1757 MB/s
Read 2,292
Write 1,950
Mixed 2,109
SusWrite 1,706
453% 2,014 MB/s
4K Read 255
4K Write 223
4K Mixed 234
805% 238 MB/s
DQ Read 1296
DQ Write 996
DQ Mixed 1,096
833% 1,129 MB/s
314GB free (System drive)
Firmware: E2010480 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1660 1678 1689 1721 1730 1756 MB/s
Read 2,320
Write 1,948
Mixed 2,103
SusWrite 1,706
454% 2,019 MB/s
4K Read 242
4K Write 205
4K Mixed 212
746% 220 MB/s
DQ Read 1,176
DQ Write 709
DQ Mixed 957
709% 947 MB/s
176GB free (System drive)
Firmware: E2010480 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 2048 2051 2054 2064 2062 2058 MB/s
Read 2,184
Write 2,018
Mixed 2092
SusWrite 2,056
471% 2,088 MB/s
4K Read 200
4K Write 182
4K Mixed 185
636% 189 MB/s
DQ Read 858
DQ Write 690
DQ Mixed 752
569% 767 MB/s
384GB free (System drive)
Firmware: E2010480 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1813 1865 1855 1824 1855 1846 MB/s
Read 2,006
Write 1,820
Mixed 1,839
SusWrite 1,843
423% 1,877 MB/s
4K Read 231
4K Write 167
4K Mixed 161
644% 186 MB/s
DQ Read 1,300
DQ Write 980
DQ Mixed 1,114
840% 1,132 MB/s
307GB free (System drive)
Firmware: E2010325 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1623 1630 1605 1615 1655 1657 MB/s
Read 2,244
Write 1,840
Mixed 2,018
SusWrite 1,631
434% 1,933 MB/s
4K Read 213
4K Write 106
4K Mixed 140
558% 153 MB/s
DQ Read 1,174
DQ Write 458
DQ Mixed 599
500% 744 MB/s
107GB free
Firmware: E2010325 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1301 1327 1328 1337 1336 1333 MB/s
Read 1,526
Write 1,370
Mixed 1,431
SusWrite 1,327
318% 1,414 MB/s
4K Read 207
4K Write 166
4K Mixed 178
630% 184 MB/s
DQ Read 1261
DQ Write 1,008
DQ Mixed 1,106
836% 1,125 MB/s
100GB free (System drive)
Firmware: E2010325 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1115 1121 1158 1126 1126 1189 MB/s
Read 2047
Write 878
Mixed 1,207
SusWrite 1,139
293% 1318 MB/s
4K Read 165
4K Write 14.8
4K Mixed 21.1
285% 66.9 MB/s
DQ Read 826
DQ Write 49.6
DQ Mixed 125
170% 334 MB/s
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Typical 900P Optane NVMe PCIe 480GB Builds (Compare 1,228 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 115%
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Desktop
Desktop 91%
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Workstation
Workstation 124%
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Motherboard: Asus ROG RAMPAGE VI EXTREME

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 40% - Average Total price: $2,778

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16 days 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

3 years ago.


Excellent

3 years ago.

Optane 900P is really as fast as it tests.


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