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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  • 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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