Back when we reviewed OCZ's Trion 100 solid-state drive, we concluded its attractive price didn't quite make up for its performance. OCZ is now looking to give its entry-level drive lineup a little more oomph with the release of the Trion 150, a drive that purports to offer "increased real-world performance" over its predecessor.
The drive's TLC NAND flash cells once again hail from Toshiba's foundries, but they're built on a 15-nm process this time around. OCZ says the Trion 150 can do sequential reads up to 550 MB/s and writes up to 530 MB/s. Perhaps more importantly, random write performance has been given a healthy boost, with a quoted maximum of 91,000 IOPS. The company also says the new drives should be good for 240TB of total writes.
The drives are available in 120, 240, 480, and 960GB capacities. Prices are competitive: the 120GB drive goes for $50, the 240GB version costs $70, the 480GB drive is yours for $140, and the day has come when you can get 960GB of solid-state storage for $270. OCZ backs up these drives with a three-year warranty that includes free advance replacement and no shipping costs.
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