Toshiba OCZ RC100 SSD Review: Tiny, Affordable NVMe Storage

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Toshiba OCZ RC100 NVMe SSD: Summary And Conslusion

Performance Summary: The Toshiba OCZ RC100’s performance was a bit of a mixed bag in our tests. Its sequential transfers trailed the other, higher-priced NVMe-based drives across the board – which was to be expected, considering the value-oriented nature of the drive. Access time during writes were also somewhat higher, though reads were more competitive. In the trace-based tests and in terms of 4K transfers, however, the OCZ RC100 remains competitive and responsive. And it’s these tests that are most impactful to the user experience.

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Toshiba OCZ RC100 Solid State Drives - Find Them At Amazon

The Toshiba OCZ RC100 family of drives should be available immediately from all of the usual suspects, like Amazon, NewEgg, etc. Suggested pricing the drives is as follows:
At those prices, the 120GB drives works out to be about $0.46 per gigabyte. The higher capacity drives, however, are a much more aggressive $0.32 – $0.33 cents per gigabyte. And, as is typically the case with mainstream OCZ-branded drives, we expect street prices to creep lower as shipments ramp up. At those prices, the OCZ RC100 is one of the most affordable NVMe-based solid drives on the market, and cost less than some SATA-based SSDs.

Considering their good random 4K performance, lower-power, and aggressive pricing, we suspect the Toshiba OCZ RC100 will be popular with folks on a budget that want the benefits NVMe has to offer. Of course, there are higher performing drives on the market for slightly higher prices, but when every dollar counts, the OCZ RC100 is worth a look.

  • Competitive 4K QD1 Performance
  • Relatively Low Cost
  • Low Power
  • Tiny Form Factor
  • Sequentials Low Compared To Mid-Range NVMe SSDs
  • Relatively High Write Latency

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