OCZ Unveils RevoDrive 400 & Trion 150

by Michael "SKYMTL" Hoenig     |     January 7, 2016

OCZ is showing two consumer-oriented drives focused on two completely different sections of the market: the high end RevoDrive 400 and Trion 150.

Letís start off with the RevoDrive 400 since this is truly a balls-to-the-wall performer and, being the successor to the popular RevoDrive 350, it has some big shoes to fill. From a specifications standpoint it does exactly that with a face-deforming sequential read speed of 2400MB/s and write speed hitting 1500MB/s. If thatís not enough for you random 4K read / write throughput is supposed to level off around 210,000 IOPS and 140,000 IOPS respectively. When compared against its predecessor, those numbers are seriously next level.

Those numbers are achieved through the use of an NVMe PCI Express Gen. 3 x4 interface which is NVMe 1.1b compliant, a next generation Toshiba controller and leading edge Toshiba 15nm MLC NAND. Supposedly the RevoDrive 400 will be available in two form factors: in a standard M.2 format and via a PCI-E add-in card with the M.2 drive already installed. It seems like Toshibaís tutelage, OCZ is really stepping things up.

While pricing hasnít been announced -donít expect the 400 to be inexpensive- we do know it will come with a ShieldPlus 5 year warranty and be available in 128GB, 256GB, 512GB and 1TB capacities.

Trion 150

Whereas the high end SATA-based SSD market remained relatively stagnant throughout most of 2015, the entry-level drive segment experienced something of a renaissance. Capacities increased, prices decreased and users were able to realize performance that was undreamed of not a year earlier. For many, the original Trion 100 provided a perfect blend of all those elements and now OCZ is ready for their encore presentation. Enter the Trion 150.

From a raw specifications standpoint, thereís not much to distinguish this second generation Trion from its predecessor. Sequential read / write speeds are 550MB/s and 530MB/s which mirrors the Trion 100 and the same goes for the I/O numbers of 90K IOPS (read 4K) and 64K IOPS (write 4K). Even the warranty remains the same at 3 years.

So whatís different here? Much like the higher end Revodrive 450, the Trion 150 will make use of Toshibaís new 15nm TLC NAND and some additional controller upgrades. This should result in improved sustained performance and enhanced file transfer rates than its predecessor.

Once again, pricing wasnít available but expect this one to hit a very tempting cost point.

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