Intel 730 Series 480GB Review

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Intel 730 Series 480GB Review

Up Close

Obviously any SSD is hardly the most inspiring thing to look at in pictures. We saw some early samples that had the Skulltrail logo on them, but ours is sadly entirely plain. But with an SSD it's what is under the hood that counts.

Intel 730 Series 480GB Review     Intel 730 Series 480GB Review  

Intel 730 Series 480GB Review     Intel 730 Series 480GB Review 

Features

There are two things that of particular interest in the slides that accompany the Intel 730 Series. Besides the reiteration of the underlying enterprise class technology and surrounding high-end software support of course.

For our purposes we love the possibility that the 730 will rectify the 4K problem that plagues all drives. Anyone who has had to transfer a lot of small files will appreciate how slowly a drive can go in comparison to transferring a similar sized singular file. Secondly the RAID scaling is incredible. We know that to most people a single drive of this capacity is beyond their means, but it's good to know that if you've recent won the lottery then there are some monster speeds to be had.

Intel 730 Series 480GB Review     Intel 730 Series 480GB Review  

Intel 730 Series 480GB Review     Intel 730 Series 480GB Review  

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21-03-2014, 07:59:58

tinytomlogan
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Intel have combined their Enterprise technologies with desktop storage to produce the Intel 730 Series, and we take a look.


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21-03-2014, 10:10:58

Excalabur50
The original Intel drives were the drive to go to till the Corsair and Samsung drives took over I wonder will these put Intel back on top?

21-03-2014, 13:15:39

qhfreddy
God I can't wait for them to move away from SATA 6GB/s

All the bloody decent SSDs on the market are capped by the interface, and making better drives isn't going to change that.

SOMEONE PLEASE MAKE A FASTER DRIVE INTERFACE.

21-03-2014, 22:20:39

ander01se
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Originally Posted by qhfreddy View Post
God I can't wait for them to move away from SATA 6GB/s

All the bloody decent SSDs on the market are capped by the interface, and making better drives isn't going to change that.

SOMEONE PLEASE MAKE A FASTER DRIVE INTERFACE.
Well there's always PCI Express.

21-03-2014, 23:34:22

qhfreddy
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Originally Posted by ander01se View Post
Well there's always PCI Express.
Ok, well can someone get PCIe down to the same price as the SATA ones?

22-03-2014, 02:37:56

Vlada011
Very nice drive only Intel force people to pay 480GB version because difference in performance are bigger than other drives.
I decide too, no more SSD until SATA Express.
If Intel leave Haswell Extreme with SATA III than solution is PCI-E drive when they show up. Haswell Extreme was real time for new standard but if I remember they talk about Skylake and SATA Express.

22-03-2014, 03:59:56

qhfreddy
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Originally Posted by Vlada011 View Post
Very nice drive only Intel force people to pay 480GB version because difference in performance are bigger than other drives.
I decide too, no more SSD until SATA Express.
If Intel leave Haswell Extreme with SATA III than solution is PCI-E drive when they show up. Haswell Extreme was real time for new standard but if I remember they talk about Skylake and SATA Express.
Definitely, It's about time the industry standardizes a faster drive interface... SATA is just stupid for an SSD I don't understand why they have not even considered making PCIe SSDs popular, the enthusiast market would be all over them.
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