Toshiba expands its budget SSD lineup with its OCZ TL100

Since Toshiba pared back its OCZ-branded SSD lineup back in May, the company has been slowly rebuilding the brand's portfolio. To that end, Toshiba has announced the OCZ TL100 SATA SSD in 120GB and 240GB capacities. These entry-level TLC SSDs use an unspecified Toshiba controller and connect to SATA 6Gbps ports.

Toshiba quotes 550MB/s and 530MB/s for sequential reads and writes on both capacities of the drive. Those figures aren't surpising, but the stated random performance—85K IOPS on 4K random read and 80K IOPS on 4K random write—is actually superior to the 120GB and 240GB versions of the OCZ TR150, at least on paper. The new TL100 drives share the same TBW ratings as the TR150, too, at 30TBW for the 120GB drive and 60TBW for the 240GB drive.

Aside from the better random write performance, these drives appear to be largely similar to the TR150. Both the old and new model share the same three-year warranty and slot into the same 7-mm height class of 2.5" drives. Slightly lower active power consumption and reduced weight are the only other differences between the products. Toshiba hasn't announced pricing or availability for the TL100 drives.

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