Intel Optane SSD 900P Review: The Fastest, Most Responsive SSD Yet

Intel Optane SSD 900P - SANDRA And ATTO Benchmarks

Next we ran SiSoft SANDRA 2017, the the System ANalyzer, Diagnostic and Reporting Assistant. Here, we used the Physical Disk test suite and provide the results from our comparison SSDs. The benchmarks were run on clean drives that lacked any partions. Read and write performance metrics are detailed below.

SiSoft SANDRA 2017
Synthetic Disk Benchmarking


The Intel Optane SSD 900P put up the second best write score here, trailing only the Samsung SSD 960 Pro. Read performance trailed the other drives, but still exceeded 2.3GB/s, which is none too shabby.

ATTO Disk Benchmark
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ATTO is another "quick and dirty" type of disk benchmark that measures transfer speeds across a specific volume length. It measures raw transfer rates for both reads and writes and graphs them out in an easily interpreted chart. We chose .5KB through 64MB transfer sizes and a queue depth of 6 over a total max volume length of 256MB. ATTO's workloads are sequential in nature and measure raw bandwidth, rather than I/O response time, access latency, etc.

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The Intel Optane SSD 900P put up some impressive Write numbers in ATTO, that led the pack by a significant margin at all transfer sizes. Read performance was also class-leading on up until the 32K transfer size, where things level off and the Optane SSD 900P trails the Samsung SSD 960 Pro.

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