OCZ has officially launched its Trion 100 series of solid-state drives (SSDs) based on Toshiba's triple-level cell (TLC) NAND flash memory.

Designed for the budget end of the market, the Trion 100 family promises up to 550MB/s sequential read and 530MB/s sequential write speeds, alongside random read performance rated at 90,000 input-output operations per second (IOPS). The company's choice of Toshiba's TLC NAND flash components should come as no surprise, of course: following financial troubles, OCZ was acquired by Toshiba and now operates as 'OCZ Storage Solutions: A Toshiba Group Company.'

'As the market for solid state drives continues to mature the need for high quality yet affordably-priced drives has only grown, and we are pleased to be able to provide exactly that with our new TLC based Trion Series SSDs,' crowed Daryl Lang, chief technical officer of OCZ, at the announcement. 'To deliver more robust endurance, the Trion has been optimized with extremely tight coupling between the premium Toshiba TLC NAND flash and firmware, making it an ideal solution for value-conscious users seeking an improved computing experience for both desktop and mobile applications.'

This 'tight coupling', OCZ claims, means up to 240TB total bytes written (TBW) endurance as standard, backed up by a three-year warranty on all models. The company is also launching the Trion 100 in a surprising array of capacities: 120GB, 240GB, 480GB, and a massive 960GB, a particularly high capacity to find in a family aimed at the budget market, priced at £44, £69, £133, and £259 respectively.

More information on the Trion 100 family is available from OCZ's product page.
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