Average Bench: 63.5% (464th of 885)

Based on 496 user benchmarks.  Models: OCZ-AGILITY4, OCZ-AGIL ITY4, OCZ-AGIL OCZ-AGILITY4

The OCZ Agility 4 is a relatively old SSD and has been included in the group test as a reference. In terms of overall speed the Agility 4 lags the current ten market leaders by an average of around 30%, considering that the Agility 4 is only 16 months old this highlights just how quickly the SSD market has evolved over the last two years. It's probably not worth upgrading for the sake of more speed unless you have a specific use case that demands it but if you are looking for a speed upgrade, you will gain up to around 50% by going for the Samsung 840 Pro or the OCZ Vector[Sep '13 SSDrivePro]

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Above average average bench

The OCZ Agility 4 256GB averaged 36.4% 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 85.9MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed 180MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the OCZ Agility 4 256GB is 35%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the OCZ Agility 4 256GB performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 227MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed 144MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 496 samples)
Min Avg Max
253 Read 298 349
168 Write 272 392
178 Mixed 227 287
59.2% 266 MB/s
Min Avg Max
12.4 4K Read 16.9 21.1
40.2 4K Write 85.9 128
10.4 4K Mixed 17.9 25.4
94% 40.2 MB/s
Min Avg Max
14.9 DQ Read 144 249
65.4 DQ Write 180 302
10.5 DQ Mixed 51.9 83.5
69.7% 125 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
186GB free
Firmware: 1.5.2 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 273
Write 389
Mixed 260
69% 307 MB/s
4K Read 19.3
4K Write 81.2
4K Mixed 23.2
102% 41.2 MB/s
DQ Read 216
DQ Write 193
DQ Mixed 77.6
93% 162 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 5,693,321 SSDs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $218 @ launch in May '12
AmazonUS $2771 month
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Typical Agility 4 256GB Builds (Compare 7,813 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 59%
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Desktop
Desktop 61%
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Workstation
Workstation 38%
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Motherboard: Asrock Z77 Extreme4 - $270

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 57% - Above average Total price: $1,217

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 Comments

Controller: Indilinx Everest 2 IDX400M00. Flash Memory: Micron Asynchronous 25nm MLC.

The Agility 4 unleashes ultimate productivity...

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12 months ago.

Amazon was selling this for $23.20 with free shipping. It is not the best performing SSD, but for the cost... it is incredible.


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