OCZ Trion 100 SSD Review (240GB/480GB/960GB)


SSD testing at TSSDR differs slightly, depending on whether we are looking at consumer or enterprise SSDs. For consumer SSDs, our goal is to test in a system that has been optimized with our SSD Optimization Guide. To see the best performance possible the CPU C states have been disabled, C1E support has been disabled, Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology (EIST) has been disabled. Benchmarks for consumer testing are also benchmarks with a fresh drive so, not only can we verify that manufacturer specifications are in line but also, so the consumer can replicate our tests to confirm that they have an SSD that is top-notch. We even provide links to most of the benchmarks used in the report.

Sean Consumer Test Bench Core V51


This Test Bench build was the result of some great relationships and purchase; our appreciation goes to those who jumped in specifically to help the cause. Key contributors to this build are our friends at ASRock for the motherboard and CPU and be quiet! for the PSU and cooling fans. Also, a big thank you to Thermaltake for the case and Kingston for the RAM. We have detailed all components in the table below and they are all linked should you wish to make a duplicate of our system as so many seem to do, or check out the price of any single component. As always, we appreciate your support in any purchase through our links!

PC CHASSIS: Thermaltake Core V51
MOTHERBOARD: ASRock Z97 Extreme6
CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K
CPU COOLER: Corsair H75
POWER SUPPLY: be quiet! Dark Power Pro 10 850W
SYSTEM COOLING: be quiet! Silent Wings 2
MEMORY: Kingston HyperX Beast 2400Mhz
STORAGE: Samsung 850 Pro


The software in use for today’s analysis is typical of many of our reviews and consists of Crystal Disk Info, TRIMcheck, ATTO Disk Benchmark, Crystal Disk Mark, AS SSD, Anvil’s Storage Utilities, Iometer, PCMark Vantage, and PCMark 8. We prefer to test with easily accessible software that the consumer can obtain, and in many cases, we even provide links. Our selection of software allows each to build on the last and to provide validation to results already obtained.


Crystal Disk Info is a great tool for displaying the characteristics and health of storage devices. It displays everything from temperatures, to the number of hours the device has been powered, and even to the extent of informing you of the firmware of the device.
OCZ Trion 100 SSD CDI

Right away we can see that besides the power on counters there are almost no S.M.A.R.T. attributes for us to focus on. Crystal Disk Info shows that NCQ, TRIM, and DevSleep are supported and there is also a working temperature sensor.


We’ve covered TRIMcheck in the past. It is a great tool that easily lets us see if TRIM is actually functioning on a SSD volume in your system.

TRIMcheck Working

TRIMcheck returns positive results for TRIM working.


ATTO Disk Benchmark is perhaps one of the oldest benchmarks going and is definitely the main staple for manufacturer performance specifications. ATTO uses RAW or compressible data and, for our benchmarks, we use a set length of 256mb and test both the read and write performance of various transfer sizes ranging from 0.5 to 8192kb. Manufacturers prefer this method of testing as it deals with raw (compressible) data rather than random (includes incompressible data) which, although more realistic, results in lower performance results.


OCZ Trion 100 240GB ATTO480GBOCZ Trion 100 480GB ATTO960GBOCZ Trion 100 960GB ATTO

Initial results from ATTO are positive. We can see that there is a rapid increase to each capacities rated speeds, especially a large increase from the 2KB to 4KB file size. Each capacity even exceeded its read and write speed ratings!


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    Haven’t seen write speeds that low since 840.
    Even if they price these really low they still have
    the “Friends don’t let friends OCZ” factor…………..

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    This really needs to come down on price to make sense. Compiting products are faster, while costing the same or a little more.

    A 40€ for 120GB would be awsome 🙂

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      The 120GB is debuting right now at $49.99 on Newegg and you can easily get an additional $10 discount if you have an Amex card to pay with.

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    I think the review overrates the performance.

    After some GB written the speed drops down to an awful level. My old Crucial M4 128GB have a rate ca. 190MB/s til it is completely full

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