With the shortage of mechanical disks and the constant price reductions of flash memory, 2012 turned into the year of Solid State Drive war. One of the major contestants in this war is definitely OCZ and one of their greatest weapons is the 3rd generation of their Agility series drives. The company ranks the Agility 3 series as “mainstream performance” drives, designed to balance performance and value for enthusiasts who want to migrate to SSD technology without breaking the bank. Interestingly enough, the Agility III series drive features a SATA III interface and boast speeds that could be trouble for the high performance series of every manufacturer. We will see just how fast these mainstream SSD drives are in this review.

With the shortage of mechanical disks and the constant price reductions of flash memory, 2012 turned into the year of Solid State Drive war. One of the major contestants in this war is definitely OCZ and one of their greatest weapons is the 3rd generation of their Agility series drives. The company ranks the Agility 3 series as “mainstream performance” drives, designed to balance performance and value for enthusiasts who want to migrate to SSD technology without breaking the bank. Interestingly enough, the Agility III series drive features a SATA III interface and boast speeds that could be trouble for the high performance series of every manufacturer. We will see just how fast these mainstream SSD drives are in this review.

Manufacturer features and specifications

  • Available in 60GB to 480GB Capacities
  • MLC NAND Flash
  • Interface: SATA 6Gbps / Backwards Compatible 3Gbps
  • Native TRIM support
  • Seek Time: .1ms
  • Slim 2.5" Design
  • 99.8 x 69.63 x 9.3mm
  • Lightweight: 77g
  • Operating Temp: 0°C ~ 70°C
  • Ambient Temp: 0°C ~ 55°C
  • Storage Temp: -45°C ~ 85°C
  • Low Power Consumption: 2.7W Active, 1.5W Idle
  • Shock Resistant up to 1500G
  • RAID Support
  • Compatible with Windows 7, Vista, XP 32-bit/64-bit, Mac OSX, Linux
  • MTBF: 2 million hours
  • 3-Year Warranty

240GB Max Performance

  • Max Read: up to 525MB/s
  • Max Write: up to 500MB/s
  • Random Write 4KB: 45,000 IOPS
  • Maximum 4K Random Write: 85,000 IOPS