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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  • ncsaephanh - Thursday, July 9, 2015 - link

    "It's just silly to take up to 50% hit in performance and only offer a few dollar savings because any educated buyer will gladly pay the extra few dollars for a substantially better drive."

    Exactly, and enthusiasts are usually the ones recommending products to other more casual users/buyers.
  • LB-ID - Thursday, July 9, 2015 - link

    Doesn't matter if it comes with gold-plating and platinum trim. It's still an OCZ, and they're the worst company in the SSD marketplace. They went broke for a reason, should've just let the company die peacefully. Toshiba is a good company, I hope they don't get dragged down to OCZ's level. Reply
  • Gigaplex - Thursday, July 9, 2015 - link

    It's not an OCZ, it's a Toshiba with OCZ branding. Reply
  • serndipity - Thursday, July 9, 2015 - link

    Three years later and this is what's being offered!!!!!

    From the OCZ earning conference call om May 1, 2012.

    "And further it’s our intent to continue to bring low cost technologies to market such as our TLC-based products, enabling this trend."

    The recent move into 1x nm lithography has been problematic for both MLC and TLC.

    Until others catch up with Samsung's V-NAND, it's only SSD I'm putting into builds now.
  • ssdpro - Thursday, July 9, 2015 - link

    Others catch up with V-NAND? Who the heck cares what they brand the NAND... 3D nand is a joke. There is no such thing as NAND that exists in the 2nd dimension lol. Plus, with Samsung you constantly have to deal with firmware update failures and crippled performance after 6 months. OCZ isn't great but they are disconnected from reality. Reply
  • Gigaplex - Friday, July 10, 2015 - link

    Except V-NAND isn't just branding. There are multiple layers of NAND stacked on top of each other for much higher density. And as far as I'm aware, the only performance degradation issues have been with the 840 and 840 EVO series. Neither uses V-NAND, they're conventional TLC. Reply
  • masterpine - Thursday, July 9, 2015 - link

    In the past year I've deployed 30 SSD's at the company I work at. We use them for crunching cloud scanner data, so we're regularly filling then clearing entire 500gb drives and hitting them pretty hard while working with the datasets. 20 of those drives are Samsung 850 Evo's, they've all been running fine for about a year now. 4 of them are Crucial M550's, had one of them fail within a week but the RMA replacement drive is going well and all 4 are trucking along fine 6 months later.

    The other 6 were OCZ Arc 100's. All 6 failed within two months. RMA'd them all, assumed a bad batch. Serials on the replacement drives were two months newer, two of the 6 failed again within a couple of weeks. I've relegated the rest of the OCZ drives to unimportant tasks, it's just not worth the risk. I had high hopes after the Toshiba acquisition but it would take something extraordinary from me to trust an OCZ product again.
  • zodiacfml - Friday, July 10, 2015 - link

    Then Samsung's V-NAND is actually working and no company could touch or get near that technology including Intel/Micron. Samsung is on fire, as I am also impressed with their 14nm SoC in the S6. Reply
  • StrangerGuy - Thursday, July 9, 2015 - link

    OCZ is such a toxic brand I wonder why Toshiba is daft enough to still keep it. Reply
  • FXi - Thursday, July 9, 2015 - link

    So sad we can't get an update to the Intel 730 (735?) with 960GB size. Specifically NOT pci-e so a wider set of systems can use them. Clearly there are memory chips to do such a thing as shown here today... Reply

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