Average Bench: 45.8% (657th of 848)

Based on 2,005 user benchmarks.  Models: OCZ-AGILITY3, OCZ-AGIL ITY3

The OCZ Agility 3.0 has a relatively weak performance profile to say the least, it is actually one of the worst drives we have seen to date. With a real world score of 275.1 MB/s and an AS-SSD total score of 593 the Agility is the worst performing drive in our group test. To be fair, this is one of the oldest models in our group test and has already been discontinued by OCZ. If this drive halved in price to around £70 we would begin to get interested but at its current market price of £140 it represents very poor value for money. [Feb '12 SSDrivePro]

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Below average average bench

The OCZ Agility 3 240GB averaged 54.1% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This isn't a great result which indicates that there are much faster alternatives on the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 68.7MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 19.2MB/s

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the OCZ Agility 3 240GB is 27.9%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the OCZ Agility 3 240GB performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 136MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed 99.4MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 2,005 samples)
Min Avg Max
141 Read 188 213
113 Write 161 184
99.8 Mixed 136 163
36% 162 MB/s
Min Avg Max
11.7 4K Read 19.2 26.4
27.4 4K Write 68.7 116
7.3 4K Mixed 11.7 16.8
80.4% 33.2 MB/s
Min Avg Max
16.7 DQ Read 99.4 182
41.7 DQ Write 135 191
7.05 DQ Mixed 27.4 47.8
45.7% 87.1 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
83GB free
Firmware: 2.11 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 212
Write 208
Mixed 141
42% 187 MB/s
4K Read 26
4K Write 103
4K Mixed 15.9
114% 48.3 MB/s
DQ Read 159
DQ Write 178
DQ Mixed 10.1
51% 115 MB/s
30GB free
Firmware: 2.22 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 198
Write 160
Mixed 144
37% 167 MB/s
4K Read 27.4
4K Write 115
4K Mixed 16.3
123% 52.9 MB/s
DQ Read 157
DQ Write 186
DQ Mixed 39.5
66% 127 MB/s
216GB free
Firmware: 2.25 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 214
Write 251
Mixed 231
52% 232 MB/s
4K Read 29
4K Write 102
4K Mixed 13
115% 48.2 MB/s
DQ Read 23.4
DQ Write 111
DQ Mixed 12.9
26% 49 MB/s
123GB free
Firmware: 2.15 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 193
Write 170
Mixed 150
38% 171 MB/s
4K Read 14.2
4K Write 68.2
4K Mixed 9
69% 30.5 MB/s
DQ Read 19.2
DQ Write 64.9
DQ Mixed 7.6
16% 30.6 MB/s
6GB free
Firmware: 2.22 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ !4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 195
Write 87.6
Mixed 129
30% 137 MB/s
4K Read 21.8
4K Write 11.4
4K Mixed 13.8
57% 15.7 MB/s
DQ Read 90.7
DQ Write 36.4
DQ Mixed 18.6
26% 48.6 MB/s
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AmazonUS $149.9919 months ago.
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Motherboard: Asrock Z77 Extreme4 - $147

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 62% - Good Total price: $1,059

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