Average Bench: 63.1% (528th of 929)

Based on 518 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 36.8% 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 85.3MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed 175MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the OCZ Agility 4 256GB is 34.2%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the OCZ Agility 4 256GB performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed 141MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 228MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 518 samples)
Min Avg Max
252 Read 297 352
169 Write 269 391
181 Mixed 228 288
59% 265 MB/s
Min Avg Max
12.9 4K Read 16.9 20.8
38.9 4K Write 85.3 122
10.4 4K Mixed 17.9 25.4
93.7% 40 MB/s
Min Avg Max
14.9 DQ Read 141 250
68 DQ Write 175 296
10.6 DQ Mixed 53.9 84.9
69.7% 123 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 7,152,990 SSDs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $218 @ launch in May '12
AmazonUS $2875 days
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Typical Agility 4 256GB Builds (Compare 9,535 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 58%
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Desktop 61%
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Workstation
Workstation 38%
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Motherboard: Asrock Z77 Extreme4 - $167

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 56% - Above average Total price: $1,109

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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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16 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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