Intel 750 U.2/AIC SSD RAID0 (X3) Report – 5GB/S & 750K IOPS


The SSD Review uses benchmark software called PCMark Vantage x64 HDD Suite to create testing scenarios that might be used in the typical user experience. There are eight tests in all and the tests performed record the speed of data movement in MB/s to which they are then given a numerical score after all of the tests are complete. The simulations are as follows:

  • Windows Defender In Use
  • Streaming Data from storage in games such as Alan Wake which allows for massive worlds and riveting non-stop action
  • Importing digital photos into Windows Photo Gallery
  • Starting the Vista Operating System
  • Home Video editing with Movie Maker which can be very time consuming
  • Media Center which can handle video recording, time shifting and streaming from Windows media center to an extender such as Xbox
  • Cataloging a music library
  • Starting applications


Our RAID combination of three Intel 750 NVMe 1.2TB SSDs resulted in a Total Score of 202399 with a high transfer speed of 1189MB/s during the Vista Startup scenario… Vista StartUp?!?!  In any case, all eight tests returned great results with four exceeding 1GB/s transfer speeds.

Intel 750 SFF NVMe 1.2GB x2 SSD RAID Vantage


Iometer is an I/O subsystem measurement and characterization tool for single and clustered systems. It is typical for our enterprise reviews, actually most enterprise reviews of any SSD review site, but we thought we might use it here just to see the highest we could reach.  This is not steady state testing.

Intel 750 NVMe RAID X3 Iometer 5.3GBs Read

Intel 750 NVMe RAID X3 Iometer 3.9GBs Write

Intel 750 NVMe RAID X3 Iometer 755K IOPS Read

Intel 750 NVMe RAID X3 Iometer 174K IOPS Write

As we can see here, read IOPS have been pushed even higher to over 3/4 million IOPS which is more than can be expected.

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KB Grand
KB Grand

Just a great article! Really good job on the test. I thought the DMI 3 speed of 3.93 GB/s would affect performance, and yet it didn’t. How come?

Christoph Weihs
Christoph Weihs

because they used 1 pcie ssd which is connected to the cpu directly
the other 2 are connected through dmi

Lubomir Zvolensky
Lubomir Zvolensky

Guys, I believe: 1) [b]ATTO READ results are victim of 32bit overflow [/b]. 1024kB block show result of 4053109kB/s (=4GB/s), 2048kB block size only shows 700729kB/s caused by the 32bit overflow. This is AFTER it crossed 4GB/s threshold (2^32 = 4194304kB/s) so the TOTAL write speed in fact was 4GB/s + 0.7GB/s = 4.7GB/s. As I say, ATTO can NOT count with bigger than 32bit numbers internally, so that’s the reason why it only displays 0.7GB/s instead of what it should be 4.7GB/s. The same thing applies to 4096kB and 8192kB block size results, they SHOULD be 4.96GB/s and 4.99GB/s.… Read more »


We’re starting to hit the really intoxicating performance levels here. When you consider that you can get 2 800Gb units for about $800 and RAID0 them that’s a damn bargain.


It’s interesting how Intel can provide 3 new 750s for a raid 0 review, but can’t provide 1 mainstream 535 2.5 ssd for review to any site and it’s been out for a while now.