Conclusion, Pricing, and Final Thoughts
- Surprisingly good performance.
- Competitive price.
- Performance falls off sharply at the 128GB capacity.
Pricing and Warranty (street price at the time of this writing)
- SSD 760p (M.2 NVMe):
- 128GB – $74 ($0.57/GB)
- 256GB – $109 ($0.42/GB)
- 512GB – $199 ($0.39/GB)
- 1TB – $TBD
- 2TB – $TBD
- 960 EVO (M.2 NVMe):
- 250GB – $120 ($0.48/GB) (+$10 over / +$20 by MSRP)
- 500GB – $230 ($0.46/GB) (+$30 over / +$50 by MSRP)
Now *this* is what I wanted to see. Solid performing products, nearly matching the 960 EVO, and doing so at a lower price. Let the SSD price wars begin! (one can dream, eh?)
The Intel SSD 760p ships with a 5-year warranty, rated at 72TBW per 128GB of capacity.
For what is supposed to be a budget product, the Intel SSD 760p pushes all of the right performance buttons to be a highly competitive performance-class product. It's one thing to come within a few percentage points of the class-leader, but to surpass it in some metrics while doing so at a lower cost is just an outstanding showing from Intel. The budget side of things does come with its consequences, since such a lineup assumes a 128GB capacity, and performance does fall off rather sharply due to the lower die count present. 128GB performance aside, the Intel SSD 760p offers highly competitive performance at a highly competitive price.
I'm awarding gold to the 256GB and 512GB models of the 760p. These products nearly match the current M.2 NVMe class leader, and win in some of our more critical metrics, all while coming in at a lower cost.