Average Bench: 64% (437th of 859)

Based on 336 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 35.9% 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 83.3MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed 182MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the OCZ Agility 4 256GB is 33.8%. 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 229MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed 149MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 336 samples)
Min Avg Max
250 Read 300 351
176 Write 275 391
174 Mixed 229 293
59.7% 268 MB/s
Min Avg Max
11.8 4K Read 17 21.3
41.7 4K Write 83.3 128
10.5 4K Mixed 18.6 25
93.7% 39.6 MB/s
Min Avg Max
13.8 DQ Read 149 251
62.4 DQ Write 182 303
10.3 DQ Mixed 53 84.7
71.3% 128 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
22GB free
Firmware: 1.5.2 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 289
Write 200
Mixed 211
52% 234 MB/s
4K Read 22.1
4K Write 141
4K Mixed 25.2
140% 62.7 MB/s
DQ Read 21.9
DQ Write 193
DQ Mixed 15
39% 76.6 MB/s
191GB free
Firmware: 1.5.2 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 252
Write 389
Mixed 280
69% 307 MB/s
4K Read 15.5
4K Write 74.5
4K Mixed 22.9
92% 37.6 MB/s
DQ Read 189
DQ Write 170
DQ Mixed 11.5
55% 123 MB/s
183GB free
Firmware: 1.5.2 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 258
Write 389
Mixed 287
70% 311 MB/s
4K Read 18.4
4K Write 74
4K Mixed 25.5
100% 39.3 MB/s
DQ Read 16.6
DQ Write 139
DQ Mixed 57.2
50% 70.9 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 3,838,024 SSDs tested.

Typical Agility 4 256GB Builds (Compare 7,938 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 60%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 62%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 38%
Jet ski

Motherboard: Asrock Z77 Extreme4 - $260

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 58% - Above average Total price: $1,294

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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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