INTEL 750 PCIE SSD COMPONENTS
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.
Meanwhile, when we flip the drive over you will see the basic PCB with 14 NAND modules and two DRAM modules.
From the side, you will find all of the serial number, firmware version and capacity.
The outward facing side of this SSD is a honeycombed shape design to allow for airflow, as well as two LED’s.
The reverse side of the Intel 750 shows the laneways in which air can travel throughout the heatsink to keep it cool.
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.
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.
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.
The five DRAM modules, for a total of 2GB, of Micron’s DDR3 operating at 1066MHz.