Average Bench: 63.9% (432nd of 853)

Based on 318 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 36.0% 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 83.8MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed 181MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the OCZ Agility 4 256GB is 34.9%. 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 226MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed 152MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 318 samples)
Min Avg Max
251 Read 301 349
178 Write 268 391
173 Mixed 226 292
59% 265 MB/s
Min Avg Max
12.3 4K Read 17.2 21.3
41.9 4K Write 83.8 132
10.8 4K Mixed 18.8 25.5
94.4% 39.9 MB/s
Min Avg Max
14.5 DQ Read 152 252
64.8 DQ Write 181 303
10.4 DQ Mixed 54.3 84.2
72.1% 129 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
195GB free
Firmware: 1.5.2 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 267
Write 389
Mixed 284
70% 313 MB/s
4K Read 15.5
4K Write 83.7
4K Mixed 12
83% 37.1 MB/s
DQ Read 25.7
DQ Write 214
DQ Mixed 13.5
42% 84.3 MB/s
318 MORE »

 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 3,328,095 SSDs tested.

Typical Agility 4 256GB Builds (Compare 7,026 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 59%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 62%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 39%
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Motherboard: Asrock Z77 Extreme4 - $260

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 57% - Above average Total price: $1,331

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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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5 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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