Intel 730 Series 480GB Review

Intel 730 Series 480GB Review

Up Close

Obviously any SSD is hardly the most inspiring thing to look at in pictures. We saw some early samples that had the Skulltrail logo on them, but ours is sadly entirely plain. But with an SSD it’s what is under the hood that counts.

Intel 730 Series 480GB Review     Intel 730 Series 480GB Review  

Intel 730 Series 480GB Review     Intel 730 Series 480GB Review 

Features

There are two things that of particular interest in the slides that accompany the Intel 730 Series. Besides the reiteration of the underlying enterprise class technology and surrounding high-end software support of course.

For our purposes we love the possibility that the 730 will rectify the 4K problem that plagues all drives. Anyone who has had to transfer a lot of small files will appreciate how slowly a drive can go in comparison to transferring a similar sized singular file. Secondly the RAID scaling is incredible. We know that to most people a single drive of this capacity is beyond their means, but it’s good to know that if you’ve recent won the lottery then there are some monster speeds to be had.

Intel 730 Series 480GB Review     Intel 730 Series 480GB Review  

Intel 730 Series 480GB Review     Intel 730 Series 480GB Review