Intel SSD 750 Series 800GB comes to market

Intel 750 Series SSD
Bill Roberson/Digital Trends
Earlier this year, Intel released 400GB and 1.2TB variants of its 750 series of solid state drives, leaving something of a gulf between the two products at each end of the spectrum. Now, it seems that the company will introduce a mid-range option with an 800GB capacity.

The Intel ARK site for product information and customer support recently added a listing for the 800GB SSD, according to a report from PC Perspective. While there has been no official announcement that the product is in production, it’s expected that its addition to the site signals an imminent release.

Many were expecting to see Intel launch this product sooner rather than later, particularly given that promotional materials that were circulated in connection with the release of the company’s Skylake CPUs made reference to it. Following the example set by the rest of the 750 series, early predictions pitch the 800GB model’s retail price at around $700. The listing on the Intel site points towards a Q3 2015 release.

However, the specs released via ARK don’t paint the rosiest picture of the new device. It can’t match either the 400GB or the 1.2TB drives in terms of sequential read and write speeds or random read and write speeds.

The gap between the drives is relatively small. While the 1.2TB drive offers sequential read speeds as high as 2,400 megabytes per second, the 800GB drive promises to hit 2,100MB/s. That’s 300MB/s less, but it’s also far higher than the majority of solid state drives on the market. The 400GB version of the 750 is also quicker, though only by 100MB/s.

Still, the performance difference will make pricing crucial. The 800GB will have to be less expensive on a price-per-gigabyte basis than the 400GB drive — otherwise, buying two of the latter would make more sense. Alas, final retail pricing has not yet been announced.

Our review of the 1.2TB drive back in April praised the device for its performance.

Computing

HP drops killer deals on laptops with up to $1,300 off for Memorial Day Weekend

HP is currently dropping prices on Spectre x360, Envy, Pavilion, and Omen laptops during its Memorial Day event. So if you're in dire need of a new laptop, the latest holiday savings may be exactly what you're looking for.
Home Theater

The best TVs you can buy right now, from budget to big screen

Looking for a new television? In an oversaturated market, buying power is at an all-time high, but you'll need to cut through the rough to find a diamond. We're here to help with our picks for the best TVs of 2019.
Computing

The 2019 ThinkPad lineup is robust. Here's how to pick the right one for you

Be it the X series, the T series, E series, it can be tough to find the best Lenovo laptop that is right for you. To help, we'll break down all the options available to make your choice a more informed one.
Computing

These external drives have speed, durability, and storage space to spare

Whether you want an external storage drive that is fast, portable, or comes with a ton of storage, these are the best external hard drives available today. They all come with great features and competitive pricing.
Computing

The Dell XPS 13 headlines the best laptop deals for May 2019

Whether you need a new laptop for school or work or you're just doing some post-holiday shopping, we have you covered: These are the best laptop deals going right now, from discounted MacBooks to on-the-go gaming PCs.
Computing

Keep your kids safe online with these great parental control tools

The internet can be a dangerous place, especially for your loved ones. Check out our selection of the best free parental control software for Windows and MacOS, so you can monitor your child and block unsavory sites.
Computing

Here’s how to watch AMD reveal its new Ryzen chips at Computex

AMD will be holding a pre-Computex keynote on May 27 to announce its new line of 3rd-generation Ryzen processors and accompanying Radeon Navi graphics cards. Here's how to watch the keynote live wherever you are in the world.
Computing

Should you buy a MacBook Pro or a Razer Blade Stealth? We'll help you decide

Laptop head to heads are a great way to see which one might be the right one for you. Our latest sees the Razer Blade Stealth (2019) vs. MacBook Pro in a fight to see which one deserves to be your next laptop.
Computing

AMD's latest Navi graphics cards are incoming. Here's what to expect

AMD's Navi graphics cards could be available as soon as July 2019 — as long as it's not delayed by stock problems. Billed as a successor to Polaris, Navi promises to deliver better performance to consoles like Sony's PlayStation 5.
Computing

Ryzen 3000 chips will pack a punch, and could launch as early as July

AMD's upcoming Ryzen 3000 generation of CPUs could be the most powerful processors we've ever seen, with higher core counts, greater clock speeds, and competitive pricing. Here's what we know so far.
Mobile

Want to watch Netflix in bed or browse the web? We have a tablet for everyone

There’s so much choice when shopping for a new tablet that it can be hard to pick the right one. From iPads to Android, these are our picks for the best tablets you can buy right now whatever your budget.
Deals

The best Amazon Prime Day 2019 deals: Everything you need to know

Amazon Prime Day 2019 is still a few months off, but it's never too early to start preparing. We've been taking a look at the best discounts from previous Prime Days to give you our predictions of what to expect this year.
Computing

Microsoft might finally embrace USB-C on next-gen Surface Pro 7

USB-C could finally come to Microsoft's Surface Pro tablet. According to a Microsoft patent filing, the port was shown in an illustration, suggesting that the company is working to support this feature in the future.
Deals

Walmart Memorial Day sale: 4K TVs, laptops, and Apple iPads get price cuts

The Walmart Memorial Day sale has begun. With some pretty nice savings on Apple iPads, Samsung and Vizio 4K TVs, laptops, and Google Home devices, now is a great time to snag some electronics for cheap.