Intel SSD 750 1.2TB PCIe Review

Published by Marc Büchel on 24.11.15
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With their SSD 750 series Intel has created a drive, with which they’re addressing enthusiasts mainly. Like back in the days when Intel launched the disruptive X25-M, the chip giant again manages to raise the bar and move the entire consumer market one step forward. Throughput rates in the region of 2’400 MB/s are about four times as much then what’s achievable with SATA-III, which puts these NVMe drives in a completely different league.

In terms of raw performance our test drive was able to score 1'361 MB/s sequential write and 2'338 MB/s sequential read throughput. When it comes to 4K IOPS we measured 247'600 IOPS regarding random read and 260'900 regarding random write. The performance of this drive is basically - insane, outperforming the SATA-III standard almost by a factor of four regarding sequentials. On another note we also had a look at performance with different queue depths as you can see on page 10. In case of random read performance at QD1 we see 8'400 IOPS and when it comes to random write we measured 104'600 IOPS. 

Last but not least there is the price: Intels SSD 750 with 400GB is going to set you back 414 Euro and the SSD 750 1.2TB changes owner for a whopping 981 Euro. These drive are anything but cheap, but if it is highest performance in combination with high capacity you want, then there is almost no alternative these days.

Page 1 - Introduction Page 7 - Random read KByte/s
Page 2 - Impressions Page 8 - Random write IOPS
Page 3 - How do we test? Page 9 - Random read IOPS
Page 4 - Sequential write KByte/s Page 10 - QD1/4/8/16/32 Performance
Page 5 - Sequential read KByte/s Page 11 - Conclusion
Page 6 - Random write KByte/s  

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