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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  • JellyRoll - Thursday, July 09, 2015 - link

    Wow, it looks terrible to be honest. I agree with the analysis. WAY overpriced, especially considering the Samsung alternative. A swing and a miss from OCZ/Toshiba. Reply
  • ocz_tuff_bunny - Thursday, July 09, 2015 - link

    Hi JellyRoll,
    Thank you for your comment, since this is my first post in regards to this article please allow me to identify myself as a member of the OCZ Storage Solutions. Usually by the time a product launches the MSRP already changed. We’re monitoring pricing very closely and will adjust to where the market goes. We believe with this drive's endurance and reliability it's a good option for users looking to upgrade from a HDD. Thank you again for your input.
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  • MrSpadge - Thursday, July 09, 2015 - link

    This drive makes the ARC100 look even more like "the most underrated value drive". The Trion would need to undercut it significantly (and the BX100 and 850EVO). Reply
  • StevoLincolnite - Friday, July 10, 2015 - link

    To be fair, everyone here would expect a certain degree of performance at each price point... This drive drops the ball on performance, so it needs to pick up the slack when it comes to price.

    Also... To put this in perspective, this drive is probably as fast/maybe even slower than my OCZ Vertex 2 that I am still using today, which I bought 5-6 years ago...
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  • LtGoonRush - Friday, July 10, 2015 - link

    Here is direct advice for OCZ: this is a very bad SSD, and there's no way to position bad SSDs profitably because the bottom of the market is already crowded with bad SSDs that have to be sold below cost.

    Instead, you should make SSDs that are not bad and are positioned appropriately in the marketplace. It's probably possible to make an SSD with a lower cost-to-manufacture that is not garbage and thus people might actually make a willing, informed choice to buy. I know it's not easy to differentiate your drives in a crowded market, but just making awful drives and hoping people buy them without knowing what they are getting is not a good strategy.
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  • NvidiaWins - Friday, July 10, 2015 - link

    Samsung is one of those bottom feeding SSD vendors......
    Read this- http://www.extremetech.com/computing/173887-ssd-st...
    Reply
  • Questor - Sunday, July 12, 2015 - link

    This article barely mentions Samsung and not in a negative manner. How is it that you feel your comment and the link are relevant to this discussion? Reply
  • ocz_tuff_bunny - Friday, July 10, 2015 - link

    Hi LtGoonRush,
    Thank you for your input. We are a new organization under Toshiba and have made significant changes to everything from the design processes to production and validation. Trion 100 is optimized for value users, the market price will fluctuate and we will adjust. We appreciate your feedback.
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  • hojnikb - Saturday, July 11, 2015 - link

    It's not a bad SSDs. Its slow, i give you that, but not so slow, that typical user will notice. Still orders of magnitude faster than typical HDDs.

    Its just need to be priced lower and it will make sense. And maybe a few firmware tweaks to boost speed a little, where it makes most sense. I'm sure there is something to be done.
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  • sonny73n - Friday, July 10, 2015 - link

    Hi ocz_tuff_bunny,

    Speaking from my perspective, you can't just create a mediocre product and expect to survive in this day and age, unless it has outstanding value for the money. As for storage solutions, SSD price per GB is still high compared to HDD. Most of us are still not be able to afford SSD for the whole system, boot and storage. Furthermore, it's possible for SSD to lose its integrity if it's not being used for long period of time which defeats the whole purpose of data storing.
    For now I can only hope OCZ and the rest of the underdogs can improve and compete. We, consumers wouldn't want one company completely dominates the market. So, good luck OCZ.
    Reply

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