Average Bench: 52.6% (811th of 1011)

Based on 6,333 user benchmarks.  Models: OCZ-AGILITY3, OCZ-AGIL ITY3

The OCZ Agility 3.0 has a relatively weak performance profile to say the least, it is actually one of the worst drives we have seen to date. With a real world score of 275.1 MB/s and an AS-SSD total score of 593 the Agility is the worst performing drive in our group test. To be fair, this is one of the oldest models in our group test and has already been discontinued by OCZ. If this drive halved in price to around £70 we would begin to get interested but at its current market price of £140 it represents very poor value for money. [Feb '12 SSDrivePro]

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Average average bench

The OCZ Agility 3 240GB averaged 47.3% 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-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 114MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 72.9MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the OCZ Agility 3 240GB is 30.4%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the OCZ Agility 3 240GB performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sequential Read Speed 128MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 120MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 6,333 samples)
Min Avg Max
88.2 Read 128 173
126 Write 182 209
126 Mixed 157 176
84.3 SusWrite 120 145
33.2% 147 MB/s
Min Avg Max
14.1 4K Read 22.1 28.4
30.8 4K Write 72.9 117
17.3 4K Mixed 28 36.2
108% 41 MB/s
Min Avg Max
25.3 DQ Read 154 187
75.4 DQ Write 164 202
26.4 DQ Mixed 114 159
98.2% 144 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
87GB free
Firmware: 2.15
SusWrite @10s intervals: 116 134 132 130 133 133 MB/s
Read 129
Write 199
Mixed 173
SusWrite 130
36% 158 MB/s
4K Read 28.5
4K Write 105
4K Mixed 33.9
142% 55.8 MB/s
DQ Read 166
DQ Write 200
DQ Mixed 150
122% 172 MB/s
109GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2.15
SusWrite @10s intervals: 107 124 119 123 129 116 MB/s
Read 120
Write 179
Mixed 160
SusWrite 120
33% 145 MB/s
4K Read 23.3
4K Write 93.2
4K Mixed 27.2
120% 47.9 MB/s
DQ Read 185
DQ Write 152
DQ Mixed 156
120% 164 MB/s
131GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2.22
SusWrite @10s intervals: 127 103 124 125 122 119 MB/s
Read 103
Write 194
Mixed 147
SusWrite 120
32% 141 MB/s
4K Read 20.3
4K Write 66.4
4K Mixed 27.4
101% 38 MB/s
DQ Read 23.9
DQ Write 96.4
DQ Mixed 33.3
33% 51.2 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 19,104,635 SSDs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $203 @ launch in May '11
AmazonUS $1992 years
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Typical Agility 3 240GB Builds (Compare 14,703 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 47%
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Desktop
Desktop 56%
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Workstation
Workstation 32%
Sail boat

Motherboard: Asus P8Z77-V LX

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 34% - Below average Total price: $793

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 Comments

Controller: LSI SandForce SF2281VB1-SDC. Memory: Micron Asynchronous 25nm MLC

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