Average Bench: 46.3% (737th of 921)

Based on 3,552 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 53.6% 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 67.2MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 19.1MB/s

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the OCZ Agility 3 240GB is 26.3%. 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 139MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 165MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 3,552 samples)
Min Avg Max
151 Read 193 213
123 Write 165 213
106 Mixed 139 176
36.8% 166 MB/s
Min Avg Max
12.6 4K Read 19.1 26.6
29.6 4K Write 67.2 109
6.98 4K Mixed 11.9 16.7
79.8% 32.8 MB/s
Min Avg Max
16.8 DQ Read 109 181
45.9 DQ Write 137 187
6.37 DQ Mixed 29.7 49.5
48.3% 91.9 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
153GB free
Firmware: 2.22 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 214
Write 165
Mixed 135
38% 171 MB/s
4K Read 26
4K Write 141
4K Mixed 13.6
132% 60.3 MB/s
DQ Read 161
DQ Write 166
DQ Mixed 40.5
64% 123 MB/s
17GB free
Firmware: 2.15 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ !4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 206
Write 115
Mixed 127
33% 149 MB/s
4K Read 15.5
4K Write 11.6
4K Mixed 16.5
51% 14.5 MB/s
DQ Read 88.9
DQ Write 38.9
DQ Mixed 49.3
40% 59 MB/s
55GB free
Firmware: .251 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM
Read 69.5
Write 106
Mixed 72.6
19% 82.6 MB/s
4K Read 12.3
4K Write 35.2
4K Mixed 9.56
50% 19 MB/s
DQ Read 22.1
DQ Write 53.1
DQ Mixed 7.98
14% 27.7 MB/s
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 Prices

Approx. $203 @ launch in May '11
AmazonUS $1998 months
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Typical Agility 3 240GB Builds (Compare 4,208 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 59%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 61%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 47%
Yacht

Motherboard: Asus SABERTOOTH Z77 - $210

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 55% - Above average Total price: $1,308

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Controller: LSI SandForce SF2281VB1-SDC. Memory: Micron Asynchronous 25nm MLC

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Poor

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Bad sectors crash the system:-(


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