WANTED: Intel 750 Series 400G/1200G at 1$/GB benchmark?


Hello If anybody happens to have a few of the recently (Early 2015) released Intel 750 Series PCIE SSDs available, could you post benchmark results here? I am very interested in those SSDs because of their affordable price points at slightly lower than 1$/gig and their performance is absolutely astonishing within other benchmarks:

Intel claims: 440k read OPs/290k write OPs (both at random 4k) and Seq. R/W speeds of up to 2400MB/s for reading and 1200 MB/s for writing stuff.

Source: http://hothardware.com/reviews/intel-ssd-750-series-nvme-pci-express-solid-state-drive-review?page=1

Cheers, Manuel


We at Aerospike have not yet tested one of these. It is important to note that this is not the same series drive as their S3XXX, which is the enterprise line.

The 750 are cheaper and while they won’t be as fast as the P3700, might fill a niche.

A few things to be aware of:

  • Most consumer rated SSDs need additional over-provisioning (OP) beyond the default. Check with Intel on how they recommend OP for these drives. Instructions for normal OP can be found at: http://www.aerospike.com/docs/operations/plan/ssd/ssd_setup.html
  • Consumer rated drives also use second tier NAND. So there is likely to be more variability in latency with them as compared to enterprise rated drives.
  • Consumer rated drives are not as durable as their enterprise counterparts.