AnandTech Storage Bench - Heavy

While The Destroyer focuses on sustained and worst-case performance by hammering the drive with nearly 1TB worth of writes, the Heavy trace provides a more typical enthusiast and power user workload. By writing less to the drive, the Heavy trace doesn't drive the SSD into steady-state and thus the trace gives us a good idea of peak performance combined with some basic garbage collection routines. For full details of the test, please refer to the this article.

AnandTech Storage Bench - Heavy (Data Rate)

Ouch, this doesn't look too good. Even out of the TLC drives the Trion 100 is the slowest of the bunch and the difference isn't marginal either (~25% drop in data rate at 240GB compared to the Ultra II). 

AnandTech Storage Bench - Heavy (Latency)

The latencies actually show a worse phenomenon as MLC based drives (even the Neutron XT) all easily stay below 800µs, whereas TLC drives start at 1,000µs and the Trion even goes above 1,500µs. 

AnandTech Storage Bench - Heavy (Latency)

Unsurprisingly, the high average latency shows up as an increased share of high latency IOs.

AnandTech Storage Bench - Heavy (Power)

Not only is the Trion slower than the rest, it also consumes more power. To be honest, I don't mind a lower performance drive if the decreased performance translates to lower power consumption, but if that doesn't happen then the whole design is simply inefficient like in Trion's case. As I've mentioned before, TLC is inherently less power efficient so increased power consumption over MLC SSDs is expected, but I still think the Trion could use some better optimization. 

AnandTech Storage Bench - The Destroyer AnandTech Storage Bench - Light
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  • ocz_tuff_bunny - Friday, July 17, 2015 - link

    Hi sonny73n,
    Thank you for your comment. You are right there is still a price gap between SSD and HDD. With the introduction of Trion 100 and OCZ adjusting prices quickly with the market trend we hope to narrow that price gap and making this SSD affordable for the mass market. Thank you again for your feedback and words of encouragement.
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  • Ryan Smith - Saturday, July 11, 2015 - link

    In the interest of transparency, one comment has been removed for profanity and racism.

    As a reminder to all readers, racism and profanity are not welcome nor tolerated in the AnandTech comments.
    Reply
  • sonny73n - Friday, July 10, 2015 - link

    "considering the Samsung alternative" Really?

    I have an 840 EVO from not too long ago in my laptop and I'm so ready to send it to the trash. There's an article here about its problems which Samsung have been incapable of fixing with new firmware updates that you should take a look on. Beside, I consider it's cheating when Samsung use my system RAM as cache for their SSD. My next SSD definitely won't be Samsung's.
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  • NvidiaWins - Friday, July 10, 2015 - link

    Samsung is terrible SSD manufactuer, in fact Intel was the only SSD that passed Torture Testing
    http://www.extremetech.com/computing/173887-ssd-st...
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  • ggathagan - Tuesday, July 14, 2015 - link

    I've heard of a "one trick pony" before.
    I've never seen a "one link troll" before now.
    The linked article doesn't even involve Samsung SSD's.
    Not only are you a troll, you're an ignorant troll.
    Reply
  • shadowjk - Saturday, July 11, 2015 - link

    Toshiba's silence on the drive probably makes enthusiasts nervous about this drive, if they weren't already nervous considering OCZ's heritage... This might be a tough sell indeed. Reply
  • jabber - Sunday, July 12, 2015 - link

    To be honest SSDs like these should be marketed cheap and largely aimed at SATA I/II kit owners. A lot of kit out there is still only SATA II and to be honest the cheapest SSD out there will push 260MBps all day long and still feel light speed fast compared to the 5400rpm 65MBps HDD it replaced. No point bothering trying to say they compete for SATA III owners. Hence why I buy a lot of the Kingston V300 SSDs. Most here wouldnt touch them but they are reliable, the cheapest and will push a SATA II laptop or PC to its max. Reply
  • romrunning - Thursday, July 9, 2015 - link

    "OCZ wasn't involved in the development of the Trion 100, but it did help Toshiba to validate the drive. "

    With OCZ's past history, I found that statement to be quite humorous! :)
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  • TheWrongChristian - Thursday, July 9, 2015 - link

    Yeah. I was expecting the relationship to work the other way round. Reply
  • The_Assimilator - Thursday, July 9, 2015 - link

    It makes sense, since OCZ has far more SSD experience than Toshiba; that's why Toshiba bought them. Unfortunately it looks like OCZ's "validation" procedures haven't changed much from the days of the Vertex 2 debacle. Reply

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