OCZ Trion 100 Series SSD Review: Driving Cost Out Of Solid State Storage

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HD Tune Benchmarks

EFD Software's HD Tune is described on the company's web site as such: "HD Tune is a hard disk utility with many functions. It can be used to measure the drive's performance, scan for errors, check the health status (S.M.A.R.T.), securely erase all data and much more." The latest version of the benchmark added temperature statistics and improved support for SSDs, among a few other updates and fixes.

HD Tune v5.50
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We saw more of the same in our HD Tune testing. The Trion 100 series offered competitive read performance, while writes trailed the competition overall. There's more to the story than just the bar charts though...

hd tune details

This is what the 480GB Trion 100's details look like in HD Tune. As the plot shows, when the SLC cache comes into play, writes spike significantly, but fall once the cache has been fully utilized.  That's not going to help large transfers, but for day-to-day computing, the cache will help performance.
Tags:  SSD, OCZ, Flash, Storage, Toshiba, SATA, TLC

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