OCZ SSD Agility 3 240GB SATA600

  • OCZ SSD Agility 3 240GB SATA600
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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.

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By Rbmods.com on

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 40

Cheap, but its poor performance makes you question its value...

By Tom's Hardware UK on

What makes one SandForce-based SSD different from the others that appear to be just like it? We round up 10 models with 60 GB of capacity to explore the effects of NAND interfaces. We also stumble across some interesting data related to full drives....

By VR-Zone on 90

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...

By Tom's Hardware UK on

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 90

OCZ’s Agility range of SSDs are marketed as mid-range performance. What this normally means is a considerable price and performance drop over the company’s high end products. OCZ has certainly obliged with the price...

By Hardware Canucks on

Let’s 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. OCZ’s Agility 3 caters to people who want the capacity they’re used to from a hard drive while...

By Tom's Hardware on

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 80

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...

By Bit-tech.net on 60

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...

By Maximum PC on 80

OCZ already ships two drives with the blazing-fast SF-2281 controller—the Vertex 3 and the firmware-tweaked Max IOPS Vertex 3. So, why a third? Like its predecessors the Agility and Agility 2, the Agility 3 is OCZ’s “mainstream”...

By VR-Zone on 85

The impact of using cheaper asynchronous NAND varies depending on which aspect of performance you examine. This can lead to somewhat worse performance in some situations, whereas in other scenarios the Agility 3 performs nearly as well as the Vertex...

By Pureoverclock on

As we've said countless times, the single biggest bottleneck in modern systems is the traditional plattered hard drive. If you want a performance boost then using an SSD in your system will make such a massive difference that you'll wonder why...

By Vortez on

As SSDs being more prevalent due to price drops and the obvious advantage in performance over traditional HDD storage, it’s in the best interest of the enthusiast to get the best ‘bang for buck’. OCZ have launched the Agility 3 series...

By Pro-Clockers on

The OCZ Agililty is a great replacement for the enthusiant looking to take their systems to the next level. Boasting incredible performance numbers with the help from the SandForce SF-2881 controller, we can not find a reason to continue using a...

By APH Networks on

You know what I don't like about hot weather? Well, it has got to be the heat. (No kidding, right?) And with all the heat, sometimes it is just a bit hard to get my brain working correctly, and a working brain is very important if I want to write a...

By CDRLabs on

While not exactly a "budget" SSD, OCZ's new Agility 3 delivers a lot of bang for your buck. Based on the same SandForce SF-2281 controller as the Vertex 3, the Agility 3 is capable of some impressive performance. Thanks to its SATA 6Gb/s interface,...

By techPowerUp! on 89

I would describe the OCZ Agility 3 as the typical mid-range SATA 6 Gbps SSD. It offers a decent 10% performance upgrade over "old" Sandforce based drives which support only the 3 Gbps interface. Compared to the more expensive Vertex 3 Series, we see a...

By NotebookCheck on

Thanks to up-to-date technology and fast transfer rates, the OCZ Agility 3 proves to be an entry-level device to the top range of SSDs. The transfer rates measured at the desktop-PC via SATA III confirm and partly even exceed the marketing information...

By ThinkComputers on 100

Just like in the case of previous versions, the Agility 3 is the little brother to the Vertex 3. While both drives use the same controller the Agility 3 uses “cheaper” 25nm NAND chips. This chips are less expensive to produce and are not...