Average Bench: 63.1% - 430th / 836

Based on 247 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 36.9% 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 82.3MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 56.3MB/s
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Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the OCZ Agility 4 256GB is 36.4%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the OCZ Agility 4 256GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 225MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed 150MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 247 samples)
Min Avg Max
250 Read 301 351
179 Write 260 391
176 Mixed 225 297
58.3% 262 MB/s
Min Avg Max
11.9 4K Read 17.1 21.3
41.8 4K Write 82.3 127
10.8 4K Mixed 19 25.7
93.7% 39.4 MB/s
Min Avg Max
14.1 DQ Read 150 251
62.2 DQ Write 175 302
10.7 DQ Mixed 56.3 85.8
71.9% 127 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
83GB free
Firmware: 1.4 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 304
Write 188
Mixed 197
51% 230 MB/s
4K Read 14.6
4K Write 80.1
4K Mixed 20
90% 38.2 MB/s
DQ Read 172
DQ Write 193
DQ Mixed 76.7
87% 147 MB/s
88GB free
Firmware: 1.4 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 310
Write 188
Mixed 200
51% 233 MB/s
4K Read 14.5
4K Write 74.4
4K Mixed 19.8
87% 36.2 MB/s
DQ Read 173
DQ Write 189
DQ Mixed 77.4
87% 146 MB/s
202GB free
Firmware: 1.5.2 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 296
Write 240
Mixed 234
57% 257 MB/s
4K Read 16.8
4K Write 47.2
4K Mixed 20.2
76% 28 MB/s
DQ Read 203
DQ Write 168
DQ Mixed 82.5
90% 151 MB/s

 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 2,130,604 SSDs tested.

Typical Agility 4 256GB Builds (Compare 4,773 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 74%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 66%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 40%
Speed boat

Motherboard: Asrock Z77 Extreme4 - $147

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 69% - Good Total price: $1,099

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

The Agility 4 unleashes ultimate productivity...

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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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