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Intel 750 NVMe 400GB U.2 SSD Bootable RAID 0 Report

By: Jon Coulter | RAID in Storage | Posted: Apr 12, 2016 1:08 pm

Final Thoughts




NVMe is rapidly changing the storage landscape. No longer is just going solid state the path to the best-performing storage solution; now it needs to be NVMe for the ultimate in performance. As enthusiasts, we are always-on the lookout for a pathway to even more performance than the mainstream has to offer.



Storage enthusiasts such as myself are on a never-ending quest for the ultimate operating system (OS) disk, and this is the driving force that inevitably leads to RAID 0. As NVMe is becoming mainstream, committed enthusiasts are looking for even more storage performance than a single NVMe SSD has to offer, and Intel has delivered a pathway to a bootable NVMe array with its Z170 chipset.


The Z170 chipset is bandwidth limited to about 3.6 gigabytes per second sequential performance. Currently, 3.6 GB/s exceeds the performance of any consumer-based NVMe SSD on the market by quite a bit; especially when you consider that sequential write performance tops out at about 1.5GB/s on the fastest consumer NVMe SSDs.


Throughout our testing, we clearly demonstrated the performance gains that can be achieved with a bootable RAID 0 NVMe array for an OS disk. Intel's 750 SSD is still the leader when it comes to heavy mixed workloads and maximum IOPS.


We are more than satisfied with the SSD experience we were able to extract from our dual 400GB Intel 750 U.2 bootable array. If you are an avid enthusiast that simply has to have the best performing bootable storage solution, then you need an NVMe array. RAID 0 is back, and we encourage you to give it a try. You won't be disappointed.


Intel 750 400GB U.2 x2 Bootable NVMe Array




  • Five-Year Warranty
  • Highest Consumer IOPS
  • Superior Heavy Workload Performance
  • Appealing Form Factor




  • Moderate Workload Performance

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