The OCZ Trion 100 SSD Is Running Well On Linux
Written by Michael Larabel in Hardware on 19 July 2015 at 11:05 AM EDT. 9 Comments
Recently you may have heard of OCZ launching their new Trion 100 series, which is the latest example of low-cost solid-state storage. The OCZ Trion 240GB costs just $90 USD and the larger capacities are also around $0.375 per GB. In having picked up one of these cheap SSDs for another Linux test system recently, I ran some basic open-source Linux benchmarks on the Trion 100.

The OCZ Trion 100 seriesuses Toshiba's A19 TLC NAND flash and a Toshiba controller. The 120GB SSD claims 550MB/s max sequential read speeds, 450MB/s max sequential writes, 79k IOPS max random reads, and 25k IOPS max random writes. There is a 30TB TBW endurance advertisement and a daily usage guideline of 27 GB/day.

To no real surprise, this 2.5-inch SATA 3.0 SSD is running great under Linux. I picked up the 120GB drive for $60 since that offers me plenty of storage for the benchmark system it will be commissioned for with

While there are many Windows performance figures with NTFS out there for the Trion 100 series, via the Phoronix Test Suite I ran some benchmarks on the TRN100-25SAT3-120G along with a few other SSDs and uploaded the results to If you're interested in seeing how the OCZ Trion 100 performs under Linux, you can find the test results via this OB result file. To see how your own Linux disk(s) measure up, simply run phoronix-test-suite benchmark 1507172-BE-DISKSSDTE92. These were just some quick Linux tests as I bought this unit as opposed to being a review sample, etc.

The OCZ Trion 100 SSD continues running well on Ubuntu Linux and will post any updates if I run into any issues in the months ahead with running Linux benchmarks on it daily via If you're interested in the low-cost Trion 100 SSD line-up, all of the models can be found at their great prices over on Amazon.
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