The OCZ Trion 150 is a replacement for the budget Trion 100 models that we reviewed back in July 2015. The move to 15nm Toshiba triple level cell NAND has certainly been a positive move and the Toshiba controller delivers fantastic results with compressible and incompressible data.
Both 240GB and 480GB models are able to produce sequential performance close to the limits of the SATA 3 interface, although there is no doubt that if it was my money I would opt for the 480GB version of the drive. 4K random IOPS performance is stronger and official rated drive endurance is increased from 55GB/day to 110GB/day. On a more ‘real world’ level, I also find larger drives are more practical – as a simple OS boot drive, or even as a STEAM game install drive.
As we publish today, I have no confirmed prices on UK retail stores, but OCZ have assured me that pricing will be very similar to the currently available Trion 100 drives. If you check today on Ebuyer, the Trion 100 240GB is priced at £52.98 inc vat HERE. The Trion 100 480GB drive is priced at £104.99 inc vat HERE.
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- IOPS performance has improved over older Trion 100.
- Toshiba controller is solid with both incompressible and compressible data.
- 7mm chassis is practical for use in a superportable laptop.
- competitively priced.
- SSD market is both saturated and extremely competitive.