Toshiba’s whole idea with the OCZ RC100 was to bring NVMe to everyone and I think for the most part they were able to. This drive lives up to its advertised speeds of 1600 MB/s read and 1050 MB/s write and the Host Memory Buffer tech works as evident by the AIDA64 linear write tests. With these speeds you are surpassing typical SATA-based solid state drives in terms of performance, but also power consumption. On top of that this M.2 drive is not going to take up any space inside your case as it mounts directly to your motherboard.
Now the performance we saw in the Toshiba OCZ RC100 was not close to the high-performance NVMe drives we’ve tested lately, but it is not aimed to compete with those drives. It is to give you a better performing option than a SATA-based drive, which it indeed does.
Toshiba is offering this drive in 120 GB, 240 GB, and 480 GB versions, which make it a perfect OS drive. The 240 GB version, which we reviewed today, is currently selling for $105 at our favorite online retailer, which puts it at $0.43 per GB. Overall ThinkComputers gives the Toshiba OCZ RC100 240GB Solid State Drive a 9 out of 10 score.
– Faster than SATA-based SSDs
– Small and compact form factor
– Low power
– OCZ SSD toolboc
– Slower than high-performance NVMe SSDs
– Runs a little hot (no throttling though)