UPDATE: The secret is out! Today's live stream will focus on the new Intel SSD 750 Series products, which Allyn posted our review of just a few minutes ago. Be sure you read up on that story and prepare your questions for our event that starts in less than three hours!
UPDATE 2: If you missed the live streaming event today, you can find the reply embedded directly below. You can't win any of the prizes at this point (sorry!) but there is a ton of information for you to gleam from the discussion. That includes a history of Intel's SSD technology, how flash works and what the new SSD 750 Series has to offer with PCIe and NVMe. Enjoy!
Earlier this month we spotted a new and potentially very exciting SSD while looking through some PAX East coverage around the web. It appears to be a PCI Express based Intel SSD, likely based on the same technology as the P3700-series of NVMe drives released last June. And today, if you take a look at this Intel promotional landing page you'll see a timer and countdown that ends on April 2nd.
Sounds like something must be up, huh?
Well, in totally unrelated news, PC Perspective and Intel are partnering together for a live stream to discuss "SSD related topics" on April 2nd.
Intel SSD Live Stream and Giveaway
12pm PT / 3pm ET – April 2nd
PC Perspective Live! Page
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Joining us for the live event will be Intel's Bryn Pilney and Kei Kobayashi, making a follow up appearance after jumping on stage with us at Quakecon 2014. During the event we'll discuss some of the history of Intel's move into the SSD market, how consumers benefit from Intel development and technology and a certain new product that will be making an appearnce on that same day.
And of course, what's a live stream event without some hardware to give away?!? Here's what we have on the docket for those that attend:
- 2 x Intel 180GB 530 Series SSDs
- 2 x Intel 480GB 730 Series SSDs
- 2 x Intel 400GB 750 Series SSDs
Huge thanks to Intel for supporting our viewers and readers with hardware to giveaway!
The event will take place Thursday, April 2nd at 3pm ET / 12pm PT at https://www.pcper.com/live. There you’ll be able to catch the live video stream as well as use our chat room to interact with the audience, asking questions for me and Intel to answer live. To win the prizes you will have to be watching the live stream, with exact details of the methodology for handing out the goods coming at the time of the event.
If you have questions, please leave them in the comments below and we'll look through them just before the start of the live stream. Of course you'll be able to tweet us questions @pcper and we'll be keeping an eye on the IRC chat as well for more inquiries. What do you want to know and hear from Intel?
So join us! Set your calendar for this coming Thursday at 3pm ET / 12pm PT and be here at PC Perspective to catch it. If you are a forgetful type of person, sign up for the PC Perspective Live mailing list that we use exclusively to notify users of upcoming live streaming events including these types of specials and our regular live podcast. I promise, no spam will be had!
Thought you were going to
Thought you were going to tweet the winners Ryan?
was it US only, since it was
was it US only, since it was the stream was blocked in Germany just like the last nvidia one?
it was international and it
it was international and it was streamed at Youtube and twitch. you can try to watch at twitch next time.
The 2.5″ version requires the
The 2.5″ version requires the ASUS “Hyper Kit”.
So … Where do we get one from?
I found it stated somewhere that the SSD comes with the “cable” … which is worthless by itself … without something to plug it into.
“JJ” from ASUS implied that one comes with the Sabertooth X99 motherboard, yet I see none of the ASUS motherboards showing the “Hyper Kit” in their list of accessories, etc. … nor anywhere else, for that matter.
Search for the “Hyper Kit” on the ASUS site.
It’s like they’ve never heard of it … other than merely quoting someone’s review of the Intel 750 Series SSD … and how it requires the ASUS “Hyper Kit” (and thus we’re back where we started from).
I’ve Googled it and all I get are the similar SSD Review references … nothing stating where one can get one from, nor does it show up on Amazon, etc..
When anyone out there successfully completes a purchase and receipt of a 2.5″ version, could you please post a note to let us all know what was (and wasn’t) included in the package. (Did it include the “Hyper Kit”?) Thanks.
Interesting … That
Interesting … That Sabertooth X99 is still in my “Compare list” and I was looking at its specs a couple hours earlier … but they’ve since removed it entirely from the site. (It was the motherboard that might include the ASUS Hyper Kit required for the 2.5″ version of the 750 SSD.) I guess that’s because it’s apparently not yet available. (None on Amazon.)
The motherboard I’d rather have that Hyper Kit for (to use the 2.5″ 750 SSD) is, however, the Rampage V Extreme/U3.1.
Intel told us the 2.5″ model
Intel told us the 2.5" model comes with the cable (not the Hyper Kit module).