Random Read Performance

For full details of how we conduct our Iometer tests, please refer to this article.

Iometer - 4KB Random Read

Random read speeds already shed some light to why the Trion didn't perform so well in our Storage Benches as it's simply way behind any other drive. 

Iometer - 4KB Random Read (Power)

While the Trion isn't the most power hungry drive, it certainly consumes more than it should given its low performance.

OCZ Trion 100

The Trion starts from the bottom because its QD1 performance at 16-20MB/s is significantly below the rest and the scaling isn't aggressive enough to make up for the difference. High queue depth performance isn't outstanding either, but luckily that has much less relevance in the real world.

Random Write Performance

Iometer - 4KB Random Write

Unfortunately random write performance doesn't show any better signs. The Trion is again at the bottom of the chart by a quite substantial margin.

Iometer - 4KB Random Write (Power)

Power consumption, on the other hand, is fairly high, making the Trion one of the least efficient drives.

OCZ Trion 100

There is effectively no scaling with queue depth at all, which I find strange. I suspect this is a limitation of the firmware because with 1TB of TLC NAND there should be enough NAND bandwidth to scale, but obviously if the firmware is inefficiently designed that doesn't happen.

AnandTech Storage Bench - Light Sequential Performance
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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.
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  • 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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