As you may remember from Al's post, the OCZ Trion 150 is essentially the same as the previous Trion 100, except for the use of 15nm TLC flash from Toshiba and a lower initial price. Hardware Canucks got their paws on two of the drives from this series to benchmark, the 480GB and 960GB models. The 480GB model retains the 256MB DDR3 cache, the 960 doubles that to 512MB but there is one thing missing from this new series; instead of relying on capacitors to prevent lost data from a power failure they rely on OCZ's firmware based Power Failure Management Plus. Read Hardware Canucks full review to see if the new Trion can match the price to performance of the original.
"With the budget-focused SSD market exploding, OCZ is launching the Trion 150, a refresh of their original Trion 100 series which should offer better performance and an even lower price."
Here are some more Storage reviews from around the web:
- OCZ Trion 150 480GB @ Legion Hardware
- Mushkin Striker 480GB @ eTeknix
- Samsung 750 EVO @ The SSD Review
- PNY CS1311 & XLR8 CS2211 SSDs Review @ Hardware Canucks
- QNAP TS-453A 4-bay NAS @ techPowerUp
- Kingston DataTraveler 2000 @ The Inquirer
NOP. Smartbuy’s and
NOP. Smartbuy’s and Transcend’s cheap SSDs are the kings of “entry level” SSD segment nowadays.
Adata and the Sandisk Ultra 2
Adata and the Sandisk Ultra 2 should be in the ballpark with those. Just seen a Adata sp550 for 120 bucks for 480gb.
ADATA, yes, but Sandisk is
ADATA, yes, but Sandisk is kind of overpriced where I live (mid-eastern Asia). Still, the most cheapest 480/512GB SSDs as of this current moment are offered by Smartbuy and Transcend.
In all fairness, I personally
In all fairness, I personally bough a sandisk s400 (I think ths one is server oirentated) as while it was clearly slower than average consumer grade SSDs (apart from in compressed data), it has a much larger warranty than those and a much greater expected lifespan, but is still much faster than an HDD or hybrid drive.
This is where I think people get confused; as when looking at such options and being told SSDs are for people who want speed these have no place as they are slower.
However, once you realise that if you want speed go Nvme and that in much recent years the speed-gap is barely noticeable between modern Sata SSDs. The market segmentation for these SSDs becomes a lot more viable.
Within the desktop market you have two chunks, the segment looking for a reliable drive to store their OS and core software on, stuff which must constantly be rewritten with each update and read every day.
You then have the more niche but probably cheapest sector of just as much SSD storage as possible for as little as possible to store things like Films photos etc, things which won’t be rewritten.
Obviously in the laptop market since you have only one drive reliability is key, but power consumption is important too.
The thing about these drives though is the 3 year warranty
although I prefer the PNY xlr8s 4 year warranty