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    Phoronix: OCZ Trion 150 Budget SSD On Linux

    The Trion 150 has been generating a fair amount of buzz since its release back in January as being a nice budget solid-state drive ideal for first-time SSD buyers. The Trion 150 is a true budget SSD with the 480GB SATA 3.0 drive retailing for just $140 USD, or about 30 cents per GB. Tests and results of the OCZ Trion 150 under Windows have been rather favorable so I figured it would be interesting to test out this drive under Ubuntu Linux.

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=22853

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    960 GB for $269? That's really starting to close in on spinny magnets. 3.5 inch spinny magnets top out at 6 TB these days, so we are probably looking at a similar storage density, i.e. per the space consumed by the drive itself. Price has a little ways to go, but we are starting into the TB territory now within a normal person's budget.

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      Naturally, durability is a factor untestable here, but a key factor for purchase and use. As I know, OCZ has reported some early troubles with durability of the Trion SSD when being (standard frequence) overwriten...

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        Originally posted by pjezek View Post
        Naturally, durability is a factor untestable here, but a key factor for purchase and use. As I know, OCZ has reported some early troubles with durability of the Trion SSD when being (standard frequence) overwriten...
        That's probably not OCZ-specific, but rather a downside of planar TLC. Some claim the advertised (or rather, not advertised and kept under the rug as much as possible) 1000 p/e cycles of planar TLC to be enough for home use. But I think if you move large files around frequently, you can actually hit the durability wall.

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