Intel 750 PCIe SSD (1.2TB) Review – Unprecedented Performance for Under $1 Per GB!


While our drive was a hand-me-down from The SSD Review, you can expect packaging to be similar to what you see below. The front of the Intel 750 PCIe SSD features Intel’s straight-forward design with a large heatsink flaunting it’s own logo.

Intel 750 PCIe SSD 3

Meanwhile, when we flip the drive over you will see the basic PCB with 14 NAND modules and two DRAM modules.

Intel 750 PCIe SSD 11

From the side, you will find all of the serial number, firmware version and capacity.

Intel 750 PCIe SSD 9

The outward facing side of this SSD is a honeycombed shape design to allow for airflow, as well as two LED’s.

Intel 750 PCIe SSD 7

The reverse side of the Intel 750 shows the laneways in which air can travel throughout the heatsink to keep it cool.

Intel 750 PCIe SSD 6

After removing the front-facing heatsink, you will find 18 NAND modules and three DRAM modules. Intel lists the NAND modules used to be their own 20nm MLC NAND flash memory. There are 32 NAND modules for our 1.2 TB model, this relates to a raw capacity of 1,376GB and once this drive is formatted, the totally usable space is 1.09TB.

Intel 750 PCIe SSD 12

There are two 330V Nichicon UD Series aluminum electrolytic capacitors. If there is a case of unexpected power loss, data can be written to the NAND for safe storage.

Intel 750 PCIe SSD 13

Taking a look at the controller, we can see that it is Intel’s 18-channel flash controller (CH29AE41AB0). We know that typical SSD controllers use 4-10 channels, so naturally the utilization of 18 channels will lead to far greater speeds thanks to parallelism.

Intel 750 PCIe SSD 2

The five DRAM modules, for a total of 2GB, of Micron’s DDR3 operating at 1066MHz.

Intel 750 PCIe SSD 4

The Consumer Electronic Show is now done and overwith for this year, but the technology showcased, especially in the storage division, extends much from the drive we have on hand today. We are going to take an in-depth look at the Intel 750, the world's first consumer drive featuring NVMe at 2.4 GB/s! The Intel 750 features Intel's latest storage technology with an 18-channel NVMe flash controller. Before we get started, let us say this, from what we have seen with the Intel 750, it is not only fast, but the price is incredible as well! The Intel 750 is…

Review Overview

SSD Build


The Intel 750 PCIe SSD is truly a remarkable and ground breaking drive! This is well worth every penny!

User Rating: 3.88 ( 3 votes)

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *