Average Bench: 52.7% (860th of 1058)

Based on 9,763 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]

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 124MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 71MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the OCZ Agility 3 240GB is 31.3%. 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 129MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 119MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 9,763 samples)
Min Avg Max
90.2 Read 129 173
112 Write 181 209
124 Mixed 157 176
82.3 SusWrite 119 141
33.2% 147 MB/s
Min Avg Max
14 4K Read 22.4 28.8
28.2 4K Write 71 111
17.4 4K Mixed 28 36.6
107% 40.5 MB/s
Min Avg Max
25.6 DQ Read 162 187
64.8 DQ Write 166 201
31.4 DQ Mixed 124 160
104% 151 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
223GB free
Firmware: 2.15
SusWrite @10s intervals: 123 129 135 129 129 133 MB/s
Read 169
Write 166
Mixed 174
SusWrite 130
36% 160 MB/s
4K Read 26.7
4K Write 78.9
4K Mixed 28
118% 44.5 MB/s
DQ Read 188
DQ Write 174
DQ Mixed 149
120% 170 MB/s
171GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2.22
SusWrite @10s intervals: 128 108 120 122 127 112 MB/s
Read 140
Write 184
Mixed 154
SusWrite 120
34% 149 MB/s
4K Read 20.6
4K Write 62
4K Mixed 28.4
100% 37 MB/s
DQ Read 187
DQ Write 188
DQ Mixed 148
122% 174 MB/s
125GB free
Firmware: 2.25
SusWrite @10s intervals: 124 113 115 123 123 123 MB/s
Read 92.5
Write 189
Mixed 161
SusWrite 120
32% 141 MB/s
4K Read 21.1
4K Write 42.9
4K Mixed 25
87% 29.7 MB/s
DQ Read 186
DQ Write 159
DQ Mixed 109
99% 151 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 47,227,476 SSDs tested.

 Prices

MSRP ≈ $203 @ launch in May '11
AmazonUS $1994 years
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Typical Agility 3 240GB Builds (Compare 9,597 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 41%
Speed boat
Desktop
Desktop 80%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 32%
Sail boat

Motherboard: Asus P8Z77-V LX

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 36% - Below average Total price: $654

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 Comments

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

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