Intel 730 

Released February, 2014
  • 480 GB
  • 2.5" SATA III
7 Out of 10

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.
by Kristian-Vättö (Feb, 2014)
We are still looking at decent random write performance and the random read performance is actually surprisingly good.
by Kristian-Vättö (Feb, 2014)

SSDBoss Review Our evaluation of the Intel 730

read performance

How quickly data is read from the drive

Intel 730
Intel 750
4K Random Read, 4K Random Read Access Time and 512K Sequential Read

write performance

How quickly data is written to the drive

Intel 730
Intel 750
4K Random Write, 4K Random Write Access Time and 512K Sequential Write

real world benchmarks

How well the drive performs common tasks

Intel 730
Intel 750
Photoshop Lens Filter and AS SSD ISO Copy


How well the drive performs on common benchmarks

Intel 730
Intel 750
PCMark Vantage and AS SSD Score


SSDBoss Score

read performance, write performance, real world benchmarks and Benchmarks

Intel 730
Intel 750

Benchmarks Real world tests of the Intel 730

4K Random Read

Intel 730
326.62 MB/s
Intel 750
853.32 MB/s
M6e Black Edition
248.07 MB/s

4K Random Write

Intel 730
150.79 MB/s
Intel 750
333.47 MB/s
840 EVO
106.65 MB/s

4K Random Read Access Time

Intel 730
1.66 ms
Intel 750
0.75 ms
840 EVO
2.34 ms

4K Random Write Access Time

Intel 730
0.76 ms
Intel 750
0.29 ms

In The News From around the web


Intel SSD 730 (480GB) Review: Bringing Enterprise to the Consumers

by Kristian Vättö |
Another weakness is the high power consumption, although neither that or the lack of encryption support plays a big role in the desktop market.
The only drive that can really challenge the SSD 730 is OCZ's Vector 150 while even the SanDisk Extreme II falls short once it reaches steady-state.

The SSD 730 Series Review: Intel Is Back With Its Own Controller

by Christopher Ryan |
It should be able to deliver strong performance, though.
Dubbed the SSD 730 Series, it leverages the same platform as the company's SSD DC S3700 and S3500.

Specifications Full list of technical specs


Capacity 480 GB
Interface SATA III
Interface speed 6 Gbit/s
Controller Intel
Memory type MLC

manufacturer performance

MTBF 1,200,000 hours

form factor

Form factor 2.5"
Thickness 7 mm
Weight 72 g
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