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Toshiba OCZ's TL100 review: A budget SSD that's not a bargain

Jon L. Jacobi | Nov. 3, 2016
This drive takes the shortcomings of TLC NAND to a whole new level.

Conclusion

Let’s keep this short and sweet. Unless you see this drive in a bargain bin for $20 (120GB) or $40 (240GB), don’t buy it. There’s no pleasure in saying that—in fact, it pains me to see what Toshiba is doing to the OCZ brand.

Instead of the TL100, brown-bag it for a day and get the Samsung 750 EVO ($70 for 256GB on Amazon) or a nice MLC drive such as OCZ’s VX500 ($97 for 256GB on Amazon) or the Transcend SSD370 ($93 for 256GB on Amazon). If you absolutely must go with the cheapest drive available, there are several like-priced TLC drives, including OCZ’s own Trion 150 ($75 for 240GB on Amazon) and Crucial’s MX300 ($70 for 275GB on Amazon) that offer significantly better all-around performance.

 

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