OCZ SSD Agility 3 240GB SATA600
OCZ claims that the Agility 3 can deliver up to 525MB/s read speeds, 500MB/s write speeds, and up to 60,000 4KB random-write IOPS. That's a massive improvement over its predecessor, which achieved up to 285MB/s read and 275MB/s write speeds, and 10,000 4KB random-write IOPS.
Nearly as fast as other SF2281 drives.
Available in 60GB, 120GB and 240GB capacities.
Excellent sequential read and write speeds.
SATA 6Gb/s interface.
Supports TRIM, SMART and NCQ.
3 year warranty.
Nice looking, rugged metal case.
Outstanding 557/524 MBps read/write speed with ATTO.
TCG OPAL security with 256bit AES encryption.
Big slowdowns when writing incompressible data.
Does not include a 2.5" to 3.5" adapter bracket.
Needs SATA 6 Gbps controller to perform best.
Some manufacturers offer five-year warranty.
Expensive enthusiast-level product.
By Rbmods.com on September 15, 2012
Despite having some initial compatibility problems with my Lenovo Thinkpad T61, OCZ Agility 3 proved to be quite a good SSD in its price-range. Performance was bit disappointing considering the numbers OCZ claimed it to be able, but then again in...-
By Expert Reviews on July 01, 2012
Cheap, but its poor performance makes you question its value...40
By Tom's Hardware UK on March 01, 2012
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By VR-Zone on February 25, 2012
After thoroughly testing and working with the Agility 3 240GB drive, as well as taking into account its street retail price, we can confidently say that the drive certainly falls into the “mainstream performance” category which OCZ planned...90
By Tom's Hardware UK on November 23, 2011
Welcome to the sixth iteration of our highest-ranked SSDs at any given price point. We updated our recommendations to reflect the recent price drops on second-gen SandForce hardware. There are several good deals to be found for right about £150....-
By APC Magazine on October 23, 2011
OCZâs Agility range of SSDs are marketed as mid-range performance. What this normally means is a considerable price and performance drop over the companyâs high end products. OCZ has certainly obliged with the price...90
By Hardware Canucks on September 14, 2011
Lets begin this conclusion by saying that ONFI 1 drives were never meant to compete head to head against the best this market has to offer. OCZs Agility 3 caters to people who want the capacity theyre used to from a hard drive while...-
By Tom's Hardware on August 26, 2011
We've added more SSDs to our database and observed a number of significant price changes in the past month. As a result, this months recommendations undergo a notable revamp. And to those of you waiting for a hierarchy table at the end, it's...-
By TechRadar on August 19, 2011
SandForce's hotly anticipated new SF-2200 controller? Check. 240GB of solid state memory? Yup. SATA 6Gbps support? Affirmative. Sequential read and write performance in the 500MB/s ball park? Oh, yes. Just what separates this OCZ Agility 3 drive...80
By Bit-tech.net on August 17, 2011
Sadly, the OCZ Agility 3 240GB doesn’t deliver on its claim of offering similar performance to a Vertex 3 for much less cash. While it’s cheaper than the Vertex 3, its performance presents serious pitfalls, which are brought about by the use...60