Intel has launched their latest 760P series NVMe SSDs which aim the mainstream sector and introduces bigger capacities, higher performance at very affordable prices. The new 760P M.2 series of SSDs also sip lower power, making them the most budget and system friendly SSDs designed for consumers.
Intel 760P Series SSDs Launched - High Performance and Bigger SSD Capacities NVMe M.2 Drives Become More Affordable For The Masses
The Intel 760P series SSDs are part of the latest Intel 7 series SSD family and hence, they come with a new design language. The SSDs are based on the NVMe (M.2) form factor and features a 64-layer TLC-based 3D NAND flash which offers larger capacities, better performance and slightly lower power input when compared to Intel's previous M.2 offerings. Following are the official links to the Intel SSD 760P series drives.
- Intel SSD 760P 128 GB (Newegg Link)
- Intel SSD 760P 256 GB (Newegg Link)
- Intel SSD 760P 512 GB (Newegg Link)
Furthermore, these SSDs are aimed at the budget tier which means their mainstream marketing will gather a bigger audience. What this means is that these products will be great for consumer mobile and desktop platform. Intel themselves state that the 760P SSDs offer twice the speed at half the power consumption at a affordable price range.
In terms of performance, the intel SSD 760P has sequential read speeds of 3.23 GB/s and write speeds of 1.625 GB/s. The Random read speeds of these drives are up to 340K IOPs and write is 275K IOPs. Power consumption while the drive is active is rated at just 50mW and idle is rated at just 25mW. The endurance rate is 72TBW per 128 GB which should last a good amount of time with these drives. With up to 6 times the performance of a regular SATA drive at similar pricing, the new SSDs will also support a 5 year warranty and AES 256 bit self encryption for best quality and reliability.
Intel SSD 760P Series Official Presentation:
Intel 760P Series SSDs Specifications
|Intel 760P Series SSD SKU||128 GB||256 GB||512 GB||1 TB||2 TB|
|Form Factor||M.2 2280 single-sided||M.2 2280 single-sided||M.2 2280 single-sided||M.2 2280 double-sided||M.2 2280 double-sided|
|SSD Controller||Silicon Motion SM2262||Silicon Motion SM2262||Silicon Motion SM2262||Silicon Motion SM2262||Silicon Motion SM2262|
|NAND Die||Intel 256Gb 64-layer 3D TLC||Intel 256Gb 64-layer 3D TLC||Intel 256Gb 64-layer 3D TLC||Intel 256Gb 64-layer 3D TLC||Intel 256Gb 64-layer 3D TLC|
|Sequential Read||1640 MB/s||3210 MB/s||3230 MB/s||TBD||TBD|
|Sequential Write||650 MB/s||1315 MB/s||1625 MB/s||TBD||TBD|
|Random Read (4KB)||105k IOPS||205k IOPS||340k IOPS||TBD||TBD|
|Random Write (4KB)||160k IOPS||265k IOPS||275k IOPS||TBD||TBD|
|Idle Power||25 mW||25 mW||25 mW||TBD||TBD|
|Endurance Rate||72 TBW||144 TBW||288 TBW||576 TBW||1152 TBW|
|Warranty||5 years||5 years||5 years||5 years||5 years|
|Price||$73 US||$109 US||$199 US||TBD||TBD|
Some reviews of the new SSD 760P series can be read below from various tech outlets:
The drives are designed for the consumer market and the pricing reflects that. These are some of the most affordable and fastest M.2 SSDs designed to date with a 128 GB solution priced at $74 US, the 256 GB solution priced at $109 US and the 512 GB solution priced at $199 US. Intel has stated that the higher densities will arrive around Q1 2018 and will include 760P series SSDs with up to 2 TB capacities.