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Intel Unveils SSD 730 Series - Ideal for Gamers and Content Creators

The Intel Solid-State Drive 730 Series combines factory tuned components with Data Center DNA. By ChannelPro

 Intel has unveiled the Intel Solid-State Drive 730 Series, a SSD designed for gamers and workstation users alike. It is a standard 2.5-inch form factor solid-state drive for SATA-based desktop and workstation computers in 240GB and 480GB capacities. The 730 series features 20nm NAND, third-generation Intel controller, Intel Rapid Storage Technology, and has been infused with data center DNA for quality and reliability. The drive is protected by a 5-year warranty, and is available now for pre-order.  The Intel SSD 730 Series will be available for purchase starting on March 18.

Intel Solid-State Drive 730 Series Specifications:


  • 240 GB
  • 480 GB

Sequential 4KB (read/write):

  • 550 MB/s/270 MB/s
  • 550 MB/s/470 MB/s

2-Drive RAID 0 Sequential (read/write):

  • 1020 MB/s/530 MB/s
  • 1073 MB/s/960 MB/s

Random 4KB (read/write):

  • 86,000 IOPS/56,000 IOPS
  • 89,000 IOPS/74,000 IOPS

2-Drive RAID 0 Random 4KB (read/write):

  • 136,000 IOPS/136,000 IOPS
  • 168,000 IOPS/145,000 IOPS


  • 50 GB
  • 70 GB

See more of our Intel coverage here.

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