Product on Review: Intel 730 240GB SSD
Manufacturer : Intel
Street Price: £177.43
Intel is renowned for building some of the fastest components on the planet, especially when it comes to CPUs. Dominating the CPU market is however not enough for the American mega-corp. They have their fingers in a lot of pies and with a variety of divisions come a wealth of scientific research enabling them to continue to expand into other markets. The advent of solid state drives has meant the importance of precision engineering found in mechanical drives has now passed on to the microchip and so it is hardly a surprise that Intel are heavily involved in this market.
The Intel 520 we reviewed impressed us throughout and while it wasn't perfect, it would certainly have been high on our shopping list. Today we see an evolution of that SSD with the new and hopefully improved Intel 730. This time around we are testing the smaller 240GB version but again Intel do offer this SSD in the larger 480GB capacity. There is a key difference other than the size of the storage between the two drives which we will discuss later in the review but it, rather than the capacity could very well be the deciding factor of which drive you choose to purchase.
Intel's take on the 730 series
The Intel® Solid-State Drive 730 Series combines enthusiast-grade performance with the endurance and dependability that has traditionally been reserved for data center storage products. In other words, it’s the best of both worlds, and what that means to you is freedom from compromise.