Price (RRP): $from 65 to 545
The Intel SSD 760p series is a M.2, 2280, PCIe, 3.1 x 4 lane using its 64-layer 3D second-generation TLC NAND. Intel claims it is twice as fast as its previous 660p series using half the power.
The Intel SSD 760p series is available in 128/256/512GB and 1/2TB models at $59/83/158/279/545 it redefines mid-range SSD PCIe NVMe storage costs at 27c a GB (based on 2TB) – Prices from
Review: Intel SSD 760p 512GB
Intel claim sequential read/write speeds up to 3230/1625MBps and our test rig confirms that.
It is not quite as fast as Samsung’s 970 EVO Plus at 3536.2/3322.6MBps or the WD Black at 3740/3000MBps but a 2TB model in these costs $648/679. Let’s just say that the use case for these is very specific.
In IOPS terms it achieves read/write of 340000/275000 and has an endurance rating of 288 TBW.
DRAM and NAND
It has two x 256MB Micron DDR4 chips that act as a dual lane fast cache. The high-end Silicon Motion SM2262 controller (unusual for this price point) looks after data flushing in the event of a power outage. The cache allows frequently used data to be sorted and organised to read and write sequentially at the highest speed.
The only drawback is that the cache can be fairly easily saturated, and this affects random read/write speeds for larger files. That is where the Samsung 970 Evo Plus and WD Black really shine.
It is up to 50% more power efficient than its predecessor using 25mW at idle and 50mW when active.
GadgetGuy’s take – Intel SSD 760p PCIe NVME is a cost-effective and fast
Intel are known for quality products and reliable performance. In this case its is not as fast as the two leading brands but you save $100 or so and you probably will never appreciate the difference.
The Intel 760p offers a cost-effective M.2 NVMe drive that will meet the needs of mainstream users.
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