Intel Optane SSD 900P Offers Stunning Linux Performance

Written by Michael Larabel in Storage on 15 November 2017. Page 3 of 5. 41 Comments

First is our common and basic SQLite benchmark for this embedded database... Yes, you don't see the Optane 900P in there because it ran too fast! Carrying out all the queries was too quick and the program returned before the Phoronix Test Suite could get an automated accurate measurement, it was less than one second. Very impressive compared to the other results... This is the first time that has happened and in the future will be working on a more demanding SQLite benchmark configuration.

With random reads in FIO, the Optane 900P was very fast. In this particular case the 32GB Optane Memory doesn't come too far behind, but keep in mind that older Optane MEMPEK1W032GA is only 32GB in size and intended just as a fast read cache for the system. In comparison to the other SSDs (and HDD), the Optane 900P results are extremely good.

When it comes to random writes, the Optane 900P SSDPE21D280GA is much faster than the older Optane 32GB drive and almost twice as fast as the next fastest NVMe SSD (the OCZ RD400) for this FIO test.

Sequential reads with FIO were clocking in at around 1192MB/s, which is better than the earlier Optane Memory and much faster than any of the other SSDs I have available.

FIO's sequential writes came in at 1094MB/s, significantly faster than any of the other tested drives... The second fastest drive in this benchmark came in at only 782MB/s and the Samsung 950 PRO NVMe SSD at under 300MB/s.

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