Intel introduces the SSD 750 series, a new line of consumer-class NVMe PCI Express 3.0 solid state disks. This new card uses four PCIe 3.0 lanes and promises read speeds of up to 2400MB/s, write speeds of up to 1200MB/s and random 4k write performance of up to 290,000 IOPS.
It will be available in capacities of 400GB and 1.2TB, and in 2.5" 15mm and half-height half-length (HHHL) add-in-card form factors. Pricing is $389 for the 400GB version and $1,029 for the 1.2TB edition.
Early reviews show this is world's fastest PCIe SSD for the consumer market but a downside seems to be limited support with legacy platforms like the X79 and Z87. Other than that, the SSD 750 delivers stellar performance at a fairly competitive price-per-Gigabyte.
Intel today unveiled the Intel® Solid-State Drive (SSD) 750 Series, its highest performing SSD for use in client PC storage devices and workstations. The 750 series delivers greater than four times the performance of SATA-based SSDs by utilizing four lanes of PCIe 3.0 and the NVM Express (NVMe) standard. For added flexibility, it is available as both an add-in card for systems with an accessible PCIe 3.0 slot and as a 2.5 inch small form factor solution. Intel also announced the availability of the Intel® SSD 535 Series which offers the ideal balance of cost and performance for mainstream client PC storage devices. Read more about the SSD 750 Series and SSD 535 Series, as well as tests and configurations.