Model: OCZ Trion 150 480GB Solid State Drive
Manufacturer: OCZ Storage Solutions
Provided By: OCZ Storage Solutions

OCZ Storage Solutions is no stranger to the computer industry. Founded by enthusiasts, for enthusiasts, the company entered the memory market in 2002. Determined to manufacture the very best memory for overclockers, OCZ quickly established itself as a leader in the industry by breaking speed barriers and maintaining a reputation of quality. Today, OCZ is fully committed to the solid-state storage market. As a wholly owned subsidiary of Toshiba, the company offers a variety of high-performance SSD solutions for the enterprise and consumer markets.

At this year's Consumer Electronics Show (CES), OCZ unveiled its latest Triple-Level Cell (TLC) NAND-based SSD, the Trion 150. Designed to deliver a superior balance of performance, reliability and value, the Trion 150 is an easy and affordable way for entry-level users to enhance their mobile or desktop systems. Powered by the same Toshiba TC58 controller found in the Trion 100 and available with up to 960GB of the company's new 15nm TLC NAND flash, the drive is capable of 550MB/s read and 530MB/s write speeds for faster boot ups, file transfers, and system responsiveness. The Trion 150 is also optimized for lower energy consumption which translates into longer battery life to keep you up and running longer.

The Trion 150 is available in 120GB, 240GB, 480GB and 960TB capacities. For this review, OCZ sent us the 480GB version of the drive which is capable of delivering up to 550 MB/s sequential read and 530 MB/s sequential write speeds as well as up to 90,000 random read and 54,000 random write IOPS.

   OCZ Trion 150 480GB Solid State Drive
General Specifications
Part Number TRN150-25SAT3-480G
Capacity 480GB
Flash Type Toshiba 15nm Triple-Level Cell (TLC)
Controller Toshiba
Form Factor 2.5-inch, 7mm height
DRAM Cache 256MB
Interface SATA III 6Gb/s

Sequential Read 550 MB/s Max
Sequential Write 530 MB/s Max
Random Read  (4K, QD32) 90,000 IOPS
Random Write  (4K, QD32) 54,000 IOPS
Steady State Random Write  (4K, QD32) 3,200 IOPS

MTBF 1.5 million hours
Endurance (TBW) 120TB

Power Consumption
Active 4.8 Watts
Idle 830 mWatts
DEVSLP 6 mWatts

Operating Temperature 0 ºC to 65 ºC
Storage Temperature -45 ºC to 85 ºC
Shock Resistance 1500G/0.5ms
Vibration 20G (10-2000Hz)

Dimensions and Weight
Dimensions 100.00 x 69.85 x 7.00 mm
Weight 48g

Other Features
TRIM and idle time garbage collection
Three year OCZ ShieldPlus warranty

Needless to say, this is only a taste of what the Trion 150 has to offer. To give you an idea of what to expect, we'll take a closer look at OCZ's new SSD and then see how well it performs. Does the Trion 150 have what it takes? More importantly, is it the best bang for your buck? Keep reading as we find out.

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