REPORT ANALYSIS AND FINAL THOUGHTS
From reaching over 560MB/s read and 530MB/s write in ATTO as well as delivering fantastic 4K read results in AS SSD, to delivering top tier PCMark Vantage results, the OCZ Trion 150 did very well throughout our testing. Even through our most vigorous test, PCMark 8’s consistency rounds, the Trion 150s performed without a hiccup. Results were very competitive with the competition. In our file transfer test it achieved the second fastest performance for a 1TB class TLC SSD we have seen and we were able to back OCZ’s claim that it is able to deliver a 50% performance improvement over the original Trion 100. Finally, in terms of power consumption, the Trion 150’s results are in line with most of the competition and from what we found, lower than the manufacturer’s rating, which is always nice to see.
There are still many who have yet to experience what it is like to have an SSD in their system. With the many benefits from such an easy and simple upgrade and thanks to high competition, SSDs are now a viable option for almost any budget build. Sure, the lower capacity options in the entry-level segment will have slower large file transfer speeds, but most users do not constantly perform large file transfers. For those who need to edit large media files or data sets, there are many other higher performance SSD options out there. These entry-level SSDs simply aren’t for you if this is your use case. Most often, people use their system for web browsing or for light workload office-based tasks. In this majority case, almost any SSDs will provide for a light-speed like an experience over a slow hard disk drive. This is where something like the Trion 150 shines.
The Trion 150 looks to be a very enticing product even though it is yet another TLC offering in what has become a saturated entry-level market. With low prices that are in the range of $0.27 per GB and support by OCZ’s Shield Plus Warranty on top of the much improved write performance over the Trion 100, the Trion 150 has just what it takes to stick out from the crowd. After such a great performance, we award the OCZ Trion 150 with our Top Value award! If you are in the market for an entry-level SSD, be sure to give the Trion 150 a good look.