Scott may have moved on but The Tech Report is still going strong and recently posted a double review covering the OCZ Trion 100 and Crucial's BX200. Al has tested out two of the Trion 100s previously, he was less than impressed with the drives performance and The Tech Report's testing revealed the same lacklustre performance. Sadly they preferred the Trion to the BX200, though perhaps not for the reason you might expect. The previous BX100 was an MLC drive which had a great price to performance ratio, it was fast and inexpensive, which lead to certain expectations for the next iteration of BX SSD. Sadly the TLC used in the new drive simply could not match the BX100's performance and so neither drive received accolades for there performance. Check out the actual performance and TR's recommendations in their full review.
"OCZ and Crucial aren't resting on the laurels of their entry-level Arc 100 and BX100 drives. Instead, they've cooked up even more attainable SSDs built with TLC flash—OCZ with its Trion 100, and Crucial with its BX200. We put these drives through their paces to see what they can do."
Here are some more Storage reviews from around the web:
- Patriot Blast 240GB SSD Review @ NikKTech
- 2 TB Seagate Portable HDD Teardown @ Tech ARP
- Seagate 6TB Enterprise NAS HDD @ eTeknix
- NETGEAR ReadyNAS 212 Review @ Missing Remote
- Thecus N4310: A 4-Disk Linux NAS @ Phoronix
- Asustor AS3104T @ Legion Hardware
I picked up one of the Trion
I picked up one of the Trion 120GB drives over black friday for $30, so I wasn’t worried about the performance. But that BX200 looks horrible. At least the Trion was okay in some tasks.
So, I guess the mantra is “TLC? Not for me!”
“…so neither drive received
“…so neither drive received accolades for there performance.”. Come on Jeremy, I know you know it’s “their”.
My 840 EVO is TLC based
My 840 EVO is TLC based though and that’s been a pretty fast drive.
There was that little
There was that little firmware issue if you recall. 😉
so polite about an accidental
so polite about an accidental spelling mistake. For that I am leaving their
I’d buy a HDD long before i’d
I’d buy a HDD long before i’d buy either of these things. Using TLC to store data is like replacing all your porcelain dishes with styrofoam equivalents.
Couldn’t describe it better
Couldn’t describe it better myself!