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OCZ TRION 150 480GB SATA III SSD Review

By: Jon Coulter | SSDs in Storage | Posted: Feb 13, 2016 8:48 pm
TweakTown Rating: 89%Manufacturer: OCZ Storage Solutions

OCZ TRION 150 480GB SATA III SSD

 

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The TRION 150 retails in blue themed packaging. The front of the box features an image of the enclosed drive. Capacity is listed on the bottom right corner of the box.

 

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The rear of the packaging lists the drives 2.5" x 7mm form factor, SATA 6Gb/s interface, the three-year warranty and a short spiel about some of the attributes common to SSDs.

 

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Inside the box is a clear plastic enclosure containing the drive itself and a printed user's guide.

 

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The front of the drive's textured aluminum alloy enclosure features an attractive manufacturer's label.

 

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The back half of the all-aluminum alloy enclosure features a manufacture's label that lists the part number, model number, serial number, shipping firmware, capacity and various other bits of relevant information.

 

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The drive's full-length PCB snaps into place. The entire enclosure is a screw-less design that snaps together.

 

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The TRION 150 employs a thermal pad to wick heat from the controller which is a feature that was not used on the TRION 100.

 

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Toshiba's TC58 controller, eight flash packages, and single DRAM cache package are located on this side of the full-length PCB.

 

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This side of the PCB features an additional eight flash packages.

 

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The Toshiba TC58 8-channel quad-core controller that powers the TRION 150.

 

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One of the sixteen 32GB 15nm TLC TSOP flash packages that populate the PCB.

 

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A close-in view of the drive's 512MB Micron DDR3 DRAM cache package.

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