AnandTech Storage Bench - The Destroyer

The Destroyer has been an essential part of our SSD test suite for nearly two years now. It was crafted to provide a benchmark for very IO intensive workloads, which is where you most often notice the difference between drives. It's not necessarily the most relevant test to an average user, but for anyone with a heavier IO workload The Destroyer should do a good job at characterizing performance. For full details of this test, please refer to this article.

AnandTech Storage Bench - The Destroyer (Data Rate)

The Trion is evidently not designed for intensive IO workloads like our The Destroyer and that's clear in the results. It's quite a bit slower than any of the other drives we have tested, including the TLC based Silicon Motion SM2256.

AnandTech Storage Bench - The Destroyer (Latency)

AnandTech Storage Bench - The Destroyer (Latency)

Fortunately the share of high latency IOs is tolerable and despite the high average latency the Trion at least doesn't completely stop processing host IOs. 

AnandTech Storage Bench - The Destroyer (Latency)

It looks like the Trion is doing a lot of background garbage collection because despite the low performance, the power consumption is very high. For desktop users that's a non-issue, but for mobile the Trion may not be the best pick.

AnandTech Storage Bench - The Destroyer (Power)

Performance Consistency AnandTech Storage Bench - Heavy
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  • ncsaephanh - Thursday, July 9, 2015 - link

    "It's just silly to take up to 50% hit in performance and only offer a few dollar savings because any educated buyer will gladly pay the extra few dollars for a substantially better drive."

    Exactly, and enthusiasts are usually the ones recommending products to other more casual users/buyers.
  • LB-ID - Thursday, July 9, 2015 - link

    Doesn't matter if it comes with gold-plating and platinum trim. It's still an OCZ, and they're the worst company in the SSD marketplace. They went broke for a reason, should've just let the company die peacefully. Toshiba is a good company, I hope they don't get dragged down to OCZ's level.
  • Gigaplex - Thursday, July 9, 2015 - link

    It's not an OCZ, it's a Toshiba with OCZ branding.
  • serndipity - Thursday, July 9, 2015 - link

    Three years later and this is what's being offered!!!!!

    From the OCZ earning conference call om May 1, 2012.

    "And further it’s our intent to continue to bring low cost technologies to market such as our TLC-based products, enabling this trend."

    The recent move into 1x nm lithography has been problematic for both MLC and TLC.

    Until others catch up with Samsung's V-NAND, it's only SSD I'm putting into builds now.
  • ssdpro - Thursday, July 9, 2015 - link

    Others catch up with V-NAND? Who the heck cares what they brand the NAND... 3D nand is a joke. There is no such thing as NAND that exists in the 2nd dimension lol. Plus, with Samsung you constantly have to deal with firmware update failures and crippled performance after 6 months. OCZ isn't great but they are disconnected from reality.
  • Gigaplex - Friday, July 10, 2015 - link

    Except V-NAND isn't just branding. There are multiple layers of NAND stacked on top of each other for much higher density. And as far as I'm aware, the only performance degradation issues have been with the 840 and 840 EVO series. Neither uses V-NAND, they're conventional TLC.
  • masterpine - Thursday, July 9, 2015 - link

    In the past year I've deployed 30 SSD's at the company I work at. We use them for crunching cloud scanner data, so we're regularly filling then clearing entire 500gb drives and hitting them pretty hard while working with the datasets. 20 of those drives are Samsung 850 Evo's, they've all been running fine for about a year now. 4 of them are Crucial M550's, had one of them fail within a week but the RMA replacement drive is going well and all 4 are trucking along fine 6 months later.

    The other 6 were OCZ Arc 100's. All 6 failed within two months. RMA'd them all, assumed a bad batch. Serials on the replacement drives were two months newer, two of the 6 failed again within a couple of weeks. I've relegated the rest of the OCZ drives to unimportant tasks, it's just not worth the risk. I had high hopes after the Toshiba acquisition but it would take something extraordinary from me to trust an OCZ product again.
  • zodiacfml - Friday, July 10, 2015 - link

    Then Samsung's V-NAND is actually working and no company could touch or get near that technology including Intel/Micron. Samsung is on fire, as I am also impressed with their 14nm SoC in the S6.
  • StrangerGuy - Thursday, July 9, 2015 - link

    OCZ is such a toxic brand I wonder why Toshiba is daft enough to still keep it.
  • FXi - Thursday, July 9, 2015 - link

    So sad we can't get an update to the Intel 730 (735?) with 960GB size. Specifically NOT pci-e so a wider set of systems can use them. Clearly there are memory chips to do such a thing as shown here today...

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