OCZ Trion 150 SSD Review: Affordable, Fast Storage

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PCMark Storage Benchmark

We really like PCMark 7's Secondary Storage benchmark module for its pseudo real-world application measurement approach to testing. PCMark 7 offers a trace-based measurement of system response times under various scripted workloads of traditional client / desktop system operation. From simple application start-up performance, to data streaming from a drive in a game engine, and video editing with Windows Movie Maker, we feel more comfortable that these tests reasonably illustrate the performance profile of SSDs in an end-user / consumer PC usage model, more so than a purely synthetic transfer test.
Futuremark PCMark 7 Secondary Storage Test
Trace-based Storage Workloads

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The Trion 150 series drives trailed overall in the PCMark storage benchmark, but the deltas separating the drives were relatively small. If you dig into the individual test results in the upper chart, you'll see that the Trion 150 was competitive in almost every test and trailed mostly in the 'Starting Applications' portion of the benchmark.


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