OCZ TRION 150 - 240 GB SSD review

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The following images were taken at high-resolution and then cropped and scaled down. The camera used was a Canon DSLR shooting 12 MegaPixel photos. Right then, here comes the packaging. The samples come as a 240 and a 480 GB package. Performance is listed at a maximum of 550 MB/s read and 530 MB/s writes with roughly 90,000 IOPS at 4k random read aligned disk access with our tested model.
 

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This is the 2.5" SATA III 480 GB version all packaged up in the bundle. You should easily be able to place it somewhere in your chassis. Small and light-weight. The SSD supports TRIM making sure your SSD will regain its speed once in idle. Obviously you do need to connect it to a proper SATA 3 (6G) controller though, the best ones can be found on the Intel series 6 and 7, 8 and 9 chipset based products. We also find the latest AMD FM2 based chipsets to perform well. This is a value drive so everything possible that doesn't have an impact on quality or the product itself was stripped away, no Acronis clone software is included or a mounting tray converter etc., just the SSD with nice metal shielding, some screws and a manual is in the bundle.


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The SSD still feels a little heavy due to the housing. When we look at the connectors, we spot the standard power and Serial ATA connectors. This drive is SATA 3 (6G). Obviously the drives are backwards compatible with SATA 2 as well, but the bandwidth limitation there would be capped to roughly 270 MB/sec (which is still silly fast compared to HDDs). A proper SATA 6G cable is recommended and should be delivered with your motherboard. We, however, never ever had issues with a standard older SATA 2 cable either. It seems that SATA 3 cables are a little thicker, that's all. The casing of the SSD is made out of metal, great for shielding. Let's rip 'r open though.

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