OCZ Trion 150 SSD Review (240GB/480GB/960GB)


Crystal Disk Benchmark is used to measure read and write performance through sampling of random data which is, for the most part, incompressible. Performance is virtually identical, regardless of data sample so we have included only that using random data samples.


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In Crystal Disk Mark all capacities completed the benchmark with nearly identical results. They reached over 560MB/s read and just over 530MB/s write. In terms of 4K QD1 performance, the OCZ Trion 150 delivered respectable results at nearly 36MB/s read and over 130MB/s write.


The toughest benchmark available for solid state drives is AS SSD as it relies solely on incompressible data samples when testing performance. For the most part, AS SSD tests can be considered the ‘worst case scenario’ in obtaining data transfer speeds and many enthusiasts like AS SSD for their needs. Transfer speeds are displayed on the left with IOPS results on the right.


OCZ Trion 150 240GB SSD AS SSD OCZ Trion 150 240GB SSD AS SSD IOPS OCZ Trion 150 240GB SSD AS SSD Copy480GB

OCZ Trion 150 480GB SSD AS SSD OCZ Trion 150 480GB SSD AS SSD IOPS OCZ Trion 150 480GB SSD AS SSD COPY960GB

OCZ Trion 150 960GB SSD AS SSD OCZ Trion 150 960GB SSD AS SSD IOPS OCZ Trion 150 960GB SSD AS SSD COPY

Looking at the performance in AS SSD we can see that the Trion 150s achieved overall scores of 989, 846, and 1234 points respectively. As normal sequential read and write speeds are a slightly slower than in the other benchmarks with reads coming in at 526MB/s and writes reaching just over 500MB/s. AS SSD also gives us a look at IOPS performance. For high QD random reads it was able to deliver performance of 99.6K IOPS at the 960 GB capacity, however the smaller capacities delivered significantly lower performance. In terms of random writes, all capacities were able to deliver about 85K IOPS. All copy benchmark results were good with results all under 5 seconds.


Anvil’s Storage Utilities (ASU) are the most complete test bed available for the solid state drive today. The benchmark displays test results for, not only throughput but also, IOPS and Disk Access Times. Not only does it have a preset SSD benchmark, but also, it has included such things as endurance testing and threaded I/O read, write and mixed tests, all of which are very simple to understand and use in our benchmark testing.


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We see comparative results to the other benchmarks with Anvil’s Storage Utilities. The 240GB capacity reached a score of 4,484, the 480GB reached a score of 4,895, and the 960GB reached a score of 4,792. Read and write performance is in line with AS SSD’s results, however, in terms of IOPS we see an improvement in random read performance. This time around the lower capacity Trion 150s were able to achieve over 76K IOPS, which is much better than AS SSD revealed before and closer to the rated specification of 90K.

One comment

  1. blank

    i wonder how data retention is on this 15nm TLC drives.

    A read test after a month of being unplugged would be nice.

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