Test System Specs & File Copy Test

Core i7 Test System Specs
- Intel Core i7 920 (LGA1366)
- x3 Kingston HyperX 2GB DDR3-1333 (CAS 8-8-8-24)
- Asus P6T Deluxe (Intel X58)
- OCZ GameXStream (700 watt)
- Seagate 500GB 7200-RPM (Serial ATA300)
- Asus GeForce GTX 285 (1GB)
- Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate (64-bit)
- Nvidia Forceware 190.38
Throughout the article we will be comparing the Agility EX 60GB SLC SSD against a number of top MLC-based drives from Crucial, Corsair, A-Data and OCZ themselves. Notably absent are the popular Intel X25-M drives which unfortunately were not provided by the manufacturer for this round-up.

For our file copy test we took a single 6GB file and duplicated it on the drive, measuring the average transfer speed and time needed to complete. The OCZ Agility EX set a new record amongst our contenders with an average internal transfer speed of 96.7MB/s and finishing the test in just under a minute. This made it 7.5% faster than the OCZ Vertex Turbo, and 47% faster than the budget MLC version of the Agility.