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OCZ TRION 100 480GB SATA III SSD Review

By: Jon Coulter | SSDs in Storage | Posted: Jul 9, 2015 4:00 pm
TweakTown Rating: 80%Manufacturer: OCZ Storage Solutions

OCZ TRION 100 480GB SATA III SSD

 

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The TRION 100 is packaged in a white box with embossed chrome lettering. There is a picture of the drive on the front of the box. The drive's capacity is advertised on the lower right corner.

 

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On the rear of the packaging, OCZ explains that the TRION 100 will improve your computing experience and lists some of the drive's attributes. There is a label located at the lower right corner of the box with the drive's model and serial numbers printed onto it.

 

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Inside the box, the drive is protected from damage by a two piece clear plastic enclosure.

 

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The front facing of the drive's enclosure is covered with an attractive light grey OCZ label. The label has light and dark blue angled stripes that enhance the visual appearance of the drive.

 

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Centered on the back half of the drive is a manufacturer's label that lists the drive's model number, serial number, shipping firmware and capacity.

 

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The drive's enclosure is formed from stamped aluminum, natural in color. The PCB snaps into place as does each half of the enclosure. The enclosure is a completely screw-less design.

 

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All of the drive's major components are located on this half of the blue PCB. There are 4 Toshiba branded BGA flash packages, a Toshiba controller and a single DRAM package.

 

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This side of the blue 3/4 length PCB is populated with a few small surface mounted components.

 

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A close-in view of the Toshiba TC58 controller that powers the TRION 100.

 

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A close-in view of one of the drive's four Toshiba A19 TLC 128GB flash packages.

 

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Finally, a close-in view of the drive's NANYA branded LPDDR DRAM package.

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