Intel SSD 730 Series

  • Intel SSD 730 Series
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Based on 25 scores, 60 reviews available
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    9
  • Good:
    8
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    6
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The SSD 730 series features Intel's third generation controller and 20nm MLC (multi-level cell) NAND flash memory chips. The 730 Series was built for gamers and other consumers that require high performance and reliability.

Expert reviews and ratings

By PCMag on 70

Intel's reputation for high-quality storage makes the Intel 730 Series SSD enterprise solid-state drive a good choice for professionals who can afford it.

By Computer Shopper on 80

Desktop-PC users who prioritize long-term reliability and good speed over value pricing should consider Intel's latest consumer SSD; those seeking the least possible power consumption or the absolute most performance for the money can find more enticing...

By PC Authority on 67

Intel played a big role in kicking off the SSD phenomenon with its X25M series, launched back in 2009. Since then Intel has been relatively quite, but now, the giant is fighting back. The SSD 730 series is a consumer SSD with enterprise-class features....

By Macworld UK on 80

The technical backstory of server-class turned enthusiast drive, coupled with a decent warranty and enormous data-write ceiling, are as impressive as the palpably good lab-test results. The 730 Series is the most expensive drive, per gigabyte, but if you...

By Legit Reviews on

As we saw when we took a peek inside the Intel 730 series 480GB drive, there was 528GB (1GB byte = 1,000,000,000 bytes) of raw NAND on board but when formatted in Windows we find ourselves with 446GiB (1GiB = 1,073,741,824 bytes). The difference being...

By Hardware Canucks on

It goes without saying that going into this review, we had some awesomely high expectations for Intel’s 730 series. After reading numerous glowing reviews of the 480GB version and taking into account the pedigree of past Intel SSDs, the 730 240GB...

By Expert Reviews on 60

A generally fast but overpriced...

By Ubergizmo on

Going through the specifications alone already gave me the assumption that the product focuses around reliability and consistency. Reliability 70 GB host write a day. 20 mn NAND, Data Center grade Power Loss Protection Life expectancy is rated at 2...

By X-bit Labs on

We are pleased to welcome the new Intel 730 SSD which features Intel’s third-generation controller and is targeted at enthusiasts. It is an indication of Intel’s intention to stay on the top-end SSD market after its position has been weakened by the...

By Guru of 3D on

The Intel series 730 SSD positions itself in a massively saturated market. Now, all SSDs in this class win and lose a little from each other in respective benchmarks, overall it remains to be a lot of the same. Especially once you house that SSD into...

By Kitguru.net on 80

35 Flares 35 Flares KitGuru reviewed the Intel 730 Jackson Ridge Solid State Drive back on March 6th, and there was a lot of interest in the review. Since then Intel sent us over two more 730 drives and today we supplement our original findings by...

By HardwareHeaven on

You can view our full perfomance results for the 730 Series and direct competition on the next page.Lets get the one proper negative out of the way first. Intel market this SSD as an enthisiast model, one which is ideal for those wanting to work with...

By Overclock3D on 93

When we first heard about Intel combining their Enterprise arm with the desktop brigade we were intrigued, albeit slightly cautious. After all, it's not as if most SSDs are particularly slow or prone to breaking. Then news broke that the controller...

By Vortez on

There are two sides to a coin as we all know and the same can be said of the Intel 730 SSD, at least the 240GB version. Read speeds were comparable to the leading SSDs currently available. Add to this the sleek metal design and the class leading 50GB...

By Bit-tech.net on 74

Enterprise SSDs typically have to sacrifice peak performance to achieve higher levels of endurance and sustained performance. Our tests show that burst performance, which is more important for the average SSD user, favours more mainstream drives like...

By Kitguru.net on 80

Today we are looking at the latest Solid State Drive from Intel, the 730. This 2.5 inch drive uses a specially qualified 3rd generation Intel controller, the same 20nm NAND flash memory that was used in the S3500, alongside an optimised firmware....

By uk.hardware.info on

The Intel SSD 730 is based on Intel's own controller which was previously used in their enterprise SSDs. Intel has managed to increase the performance of the new SSD thanks to the higher clock speeds of both the controller and the flash memory....

By AnandTech on

The performance consistency of the SSD 730 is brilliant but nothing we've not seen from other OEMs before, and the consistency comes at the cost of peak performance. Even though consistency is an important metric regardless of the workload, I would say...

By Tom's Hardware UK on

Word on the streets is that no self-respecting 11-year-old boy can resist computer hardware with a skull on it. It's probably a shame, then, that there aren't many 11-year-olds in the prosumer category, sporting wallets fat enough to drop twice as much...

By PC World on 70

Intel's 730 Series SSD should last a good long while, but don't buy one thinking the skull logo will endow your PC with killer...