solidagility OCZ Announces New Value SSDs: Agility 3 & Solid 3

OCZ has updated its range of solid state drives (SSD) with the Agility 3 and Solid 3. These are targeted at the mainstream and budget markets, and will also use the SandForce SF-2200 controller found in OCZ's top-end Vertex 3.

OCZ has updated its range of solid state drives (SSD) with the Agility 3 and Solid 3, targeted at the mainstream and budget markets respectively. These lower cost alternatives will also use the SandForce SF-2200 controller found in OCZ's top-end Vertex 3.


solidagility OCZ Announces New Value SSDs: Agility 3 & Solid 3

The Agility 3 is available in 60GB, 120GB and 240GB sizes, while the Solid 3 is available only in 60GB and 120GB sizes. The 60GB option is targeted for use as a boot drive. For best performance, OCZ recommends that the drive be used with a SATA 6Gbps controller. Both drives come with a 3-year warranty.

We have quoted below OCZ's specifications for 120GB drives across its three SSD product lines:

Solid 3 120GB Max Performance

  • Max Read: up to 500MB/s
  • Max Write: up to 450MB/s
  • Random Write 4KB (Aligned): 20,000 IOPS

Agility 3 120GB Max Performance

  • Max Read: up to 525MB/s
  • Max Write: up to 500MB/s
  • Random Write 4KB (Aligned): 50,000 IOPS

Vertex 120GB Max Performance

  • Max Read: up to 550MB/s
  • Max Write: up to 500MB/s
  • Random Write 4KB (Aligned): 60,000 IOPS

See the full press release below:

OCZ Technology Announces the Agility 3 and Solid 3 SATA III Solid State Drives

New SSDs Deliver SATA 6Gbps Speeds with Outstanding Balance of Performance and Value for Consumers 

SAN JOSE, CA?May 10, 2011?OCZ Technology Group, Inc. (Nasdaq:OCZ), a leading provider of high-performance solid-state drives (SSDs) for computing devices and systems, today unveiled the Agility 3 and Solid 3 SATA III SSD product lines. The Agility 3 and Solid 3 are designed to cater to speed-seeking enthusiasts in search of the best value for performance. Using the latest technology, these new series deliver nearly double the performance of the previous generation and offer a more cost-effective alternative to current SATA 6Gbps SSDs on the market.

?With increased availability of SATA III platforms, the demand for the latest generation SSDs has grown rapidly,? said Ryan Petersen, CEO of OCZ technology Group. ?We are addressing this demand with new products that offer both the best performance and value for consumers. The new Agility 3 and Solid 3 SSDs make it easier than ever for consumers take advantage of the new SATA III interface. When coupled with the speed and reliability benefits that our SSDs offer over traditional hard drives, it makes the two new series the ideal choices for mobile and desktop applications.?

Agility 3 and Solid 3 SSDs feature the leading-edge SandForce® SF-2200 SSD processor and help improve the overall computing experience compared to traditional mechanical hard drives and SATA II SSDs. The Agility 3 delivers up to 525MB/s reads, 500MB/s writes, and up to 60,000 4KB random write IOPS while the  value-oriented Solid 3 features 500MB/s reads, 450MB/s writes, and 20,000 4KB random write IOPS.

Available in a new boot-drive size 60GB capacity as well as 120GB and 240GB options, Agility 3 and Solid 3 SSDs feature TRIM support to optimize performance over the drive?s lifespan. Both solutions come backed by a 3-year warranty for ultimate customer satisfaction and peace of mind.

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