Choosing the Right SSD – A Guide to the OCZ Range of Solid State Drive Series

Who are OCZ and why are they are an SSD Brand to choose?

OCZ, an SSD brand offered by Toshiba for the consumer market, has a history of offering high performance PC components for gamers and enthusiasts. With its roots in these communities, OCZ understands the passion for products that go beyond conventional to take computing to the next level. OCZ launched its first SSD to introduce more and more users to the concept of using SSD storage over traditional mechanical hard disk drives. This resulted in improved system performance and responsiveness, faster file transfers and boot-ups, lower power consumption, and more reliability; all translating to an enhanced overall computing and gaming experience. With Toshiba quality and expertise built into every drive, OCZ branded SSD solutions cater to the needs of enthusiasts.

OCZ not only strives to deliver high-speed storage solutions, but also believes quality products deserve quality service and support. OCZ SSDs are backed with an Advanced Warranty Program and we strive to make sure our customers are satisfied with our dedicated support.

What is the difference between the OCZ TL100, TR150, VX500 and RD400 SSD range?

There are hard disk drives (HDD) and then there are solid-state drives (SSD). SSD technology is the faster and more efficient alternative to traditional hard disk drives. Dedicated to designing system upgrades for mainstream value consumers to enthusiast-caliber gamers, OCZ, a brand backed by TOSHIBA expertise, provides SSD storage that leads to enhanced productivity, gaming, and an overall computing experience. Below we have broken down each series and who it is aimed at.

The OCZ TL100 for basic, entry level Solid State Drives

Using TLC NAND flash memory technology, the Toshiba OCZ TL100 SATA SSD series is designed to make your hard disk drive upgrade affordable. Imagine faster boot-ups, file transfers, game level loading, and data access compared to your lag-prone mechanical hard disk drive. Suitable for either a speedy boot drive or notebook storage replacement, the TL100 series marries value and performance to bring the benefits of SSDs to more PC users than ever before.

  • Sequential Read/Write: Up to 550/530 MB/s
  • Random Read/Write (4KiB): Up to 85,000/80,000 IOPS
  • Capacities: 120GB, 240GB
  • 3-Year Advanced Warranty Program
OCZ TL100 SSD TL100-25SAT3-120G

2.5″ SATA 6Gb/s 120GB SSD

   

OCZ TL100 SSD TL100-25SAT3-240G

2.5″ SATA 6Gb/s 240GB SSD

The OCZ TR150 for Standard level Solid State Drive use without breaking the bank

Upgrading from a hard disk drive (HDD) should be easy and affordable and that’s where OCZ TR150 SSDs come in. Designed to boost the speed of your notebook or PC over conventional HDDs, the TR150 Series leverages TLC NAND flash memory to deliver well‐balanced performance, reliability, and value that will transform your mobile or desktop system

  • Sequential Read/Write: Up to 550/530 MB/s
  • Random Read/Write (4KiB): Up to 90,000/85,000 IOPS
  • Capacities: 120GB, 240GB, 480GB, 960GB
  • 3-Year Advanced Warranty Program*
OCZ TR150 SSD (was Trion 150) TRN150-25SAT3-240G

2.5″ SATA 6Gb/s 240GB SSD

   

OCZ TR150 SSD (was Trion 150) TRN150-25SAT3-480G

2.5″ SATA 6Gb/s 480GB SSD

   

OCZ TR150 SSD (was Trion 150) TRN150-25SAT3-960G

2.5″ SATA 6Gb/s 960GB SSD

The OCZ VX500 Range for Console and PC gaming as well as constant Graphic use with longest warranty

Designed for mainstream desktops and notebooks, the Toshiba OCZ VX500 SATA SSDs provide a faster, more responsive computing, gaming, and application experience compared to traditional hard disk drives (HDDs). Prioritizing storage endurance, the Toshiba MLC NAND flash-based VX500 series is suitable for users with write-intensive PC environments seeking well-balanced speed and features that will take system performance to the next level.

  • Sequential Read/Write: Up to 550/515 MB/s
  • Random Read/Write (4KiB): Up to 92,000/65,000 IOPS
  • Capacities: 128GB, 256GB, 512GB, 1024GB
  • 5-Year Advanced Warranty Program*
OCZ VX500 SSD VX500-25SAT3-256G

2.5″ SATA 6Gb/s 256GB SSD

 

   OCZ VX500 SSD VX500-25SAT3-512G

2.5″ SATA 6Gb/s 512GB SSD

   OCZ VX500 SSD VX500-25SAT3-1T

2.5″ SATA 6Gb/s 1TB SSD

The OCZ RD400 for the FASTEST solid state drives in NVMe m.2 size

Introducing a new breed of enthusiast storage, the OCZ RD400 NVM Express® M.2 solid state drive series, designed to propel high-end computing into a new realm of possibility. The OCZ RD400 PCIe Gen3 x4 outperforms SATA SSDs by over 4.5 times in sequential read (up to 2,600 MB/s), and over 3 times in sequential write performance (up to 1,600 MB/s) so your system won’t be deprived of the storage bandwidth your data-intensive workload requires.* The OCZ RD400’s next generation NVMe interface provides a more responsive PC experience with shorter storage latency than that of today’s traditional hard disk drives and SATA SSDs. Along with high performance, the OCZ RD400 is designed for mobile, desktop, or workstation applications.

  • Sequential Read/Write: Up to 2,600/1,600 MB/s
  • Random Read/Write (4KiB): Up to 210,000/140,000 IOPS
  • Capacities: 128GB, 256GB, 512GB, 1024GB
  • 5-Year Advanced Warranty Program*
  OCZ RD400 SSD RVD400-M22280-128G-A

128GB SSD

 

 

   OCZ RD400 SSD RVD400-M22280-512G-A512GB SSD

 

   OCZ RD400 SSD RVD400-M22280-1T-A1024GB SSD

 

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