Price, Warranty and recommendation
The Trion does come in pretty darn cheap: $57 for the 120GB model, $88 for the 240GB, $185 for the 480GB version, and only $370 for the 960GB drive. A few of months ago, that might have wrung another half-star out of me in spite of the performance bottleneck. But worthy bargain drives from Crucial, Kingston, Samsung, Sandisk, and even OCZ have dropped to near or below 40 cents per gigabyte.
OCZ backs the Trion with a modest three-year warranty and TBW ratings of 30TBW (120GB), 60TBW (240GB), 120TBW (480GB), and 240TBW for the 960GB model. That's about par for bargain SSDs. TLC hasn't been on the market that long, so there are still some trust issues, but I don't think longevity will be a problem for anyone who reads this review because I simply can't recommend the Trion. I've seen some pretty decent ratings for the Trion in other reviews, but if I bought it, then watched it settle down at 150MBps while I was copying a movie file, I'd be pretty upset. Especially knowing that I passed up much better drives in the same price range.
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