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Intel Announces the 730 Series Solid State Drive

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Intel today unveiled the Intel Solid-State Drive 730 Series, a powerful performance SSD perfect for gamers and workstation users alike. Both the NAND and the third-generation Intel controller have been infused with data center DNA for quality and reliability, and factory tuned for extreme performance. Delivering low latency and consistently high throughput, the 730 Series helps PCs respond quickly. The drive is protected by a 5-year warranty, ensuring peace of mind with stunning performance.

The Intel SSD 730 Series is available today for pre-order, and will be available for purchase starting on March 18. Get more information on the 730 Series, including where to pre-order.

 

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These could be some awesome drives. Wait to see official reviews.
 
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Wait? they're already out mate.

Spoiler: the performance are somewhat disappointing, especially concidering this drive's price tag.
 
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with these speeds, the $1 per gig almost feels justifiable.
 
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I looked into the previous series to this one but the Samsung Evo series with its boost tech swayed me over.
 
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I am sold just to that skull platform logo :D

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A couple of sites that reviewed the drive quibbled a little over the power consumption vs. pretty much any other SSD. Minor concern for a lot of people I am sure, but big concern to others.
 
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A couple of sites that reviewed the drive quibbled a little over the power consumption vs. pretty much any other SSD. Minor concern for a lot of people I am sure, but big concern to others.
Based on the CNet review, the controller is overclocked 50% and the nand 20%. Which would account for the increase in power consumption.

Too bad its overpriced and falls short of matching the speeds of the 840 Pro and Evos.
 
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I was excited by this but disappointed with the relatively high power consumption. It will be a very high quality drive for desktop applications aimed at people who want reliability.

I think the Intel 530 is a much better overall product with a very decent level of performance at 1/5th the idle power consumption and 2/3 the price.