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OCZ Trion 150 240GB and 480GB SSD Review

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.
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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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Pros:

  • 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.

Cons:

  • SSD market is both saturated and extremely competitive.

Kitguru says: The OCZ Trion 150 is a marked improvement over the older Trion 100 model, and prices look to be very competitive indeed.
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Rating: 8.5.

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2 comments

  1. Anyone word on the consistency of this drive? I know that when Anandtech reviewed the Trion 100 it was pretty poor for latency and consistency. Further its 4kb random read and write speeds were also rather concerning. I appreciate that this is meant to be a value drive, but personally I worry too many corners were cut with the Trion 100, Do we feel these have been rectified enough to compete with the BX200, EVO 850 or even OCZs own Arc 100.

    Personally I awaiting to see what OCZ release for enthusiasts (Feels like its been an agesince the Vector 180 dropped!) rather then value customers. But as the guy that often puts SSDs in friends laptops I like to keep an eye on the value world

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