Average Bench: 52.9% (811th of 1016)

Based on 6,819 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 47.0% 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-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 115MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 73.2MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the OCZ Agility 3 240GB is 33%. 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 6,819 samples)
Min Avg Max
90.2 Read 128 172
123 Write 183 208
123 Mixed 156 176
87 SusWrite 120 141
33.2% 147 MB/s
Min Avg Max
13.5 4K Read 22.4 29.1
26.5 4K Write 73.2 117
16.7 4K Mixed 28.4 37.2
109% 41.3 MB/s
Min Avg Max
24.9 DQ Read 153 187
64.3 DQ Write 162 202
28.1 DQ Mixed 115 159
97.9% 143 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
40GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2.15
SusWrite @10s intervals: 127 110 112 112 109 114 MB/s
Read 136
Write 177
Mixed 157
SusWrite 114
33% 146 MB/s
4K Read 25.3
4K Write 98.4
4K Mixed 35.2
136% 53 MB/s
DQ Read 161
DQ Write 185
DQ Mixed 159
124% 169 MB/s
175GB free
Firmware: 2.22
SusWrite @10s intervals: 124 136 123 136 135 128 MB/s
Read 167
Write 199
Mixed 154
SusWrite 130
37% 162 MB/s
4K Read 23
4K Write 63.4
4K Mixed 29.9
107% 38.8 MB/s
DQ Read 186
DQ Write 202
DQ Mixed 153
126% 181 MB/s
48GB free
Firmware: 2.25
SusWrite @10s intervals: 143 125 132 138 138 139 MB/s
Read 162
Write 201
Mixed 163
SusWrite 136
37% 166 MB/s
4K Read 21
4K Write 45.2
4K Mixed 25.6
89% 30.6 MB/s
DQ Read 118
DQ Write 161
DQ Mixed 109
91% 129 MB/s
173GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2.25
SusWrite @10s intervals: 125 142 132 129 130 122 MB/s
Read 153
Write 185
Mixed 162
SusWrite 130
36% 158 MB/s
4K Read 20
4K Write 57.2
4K Mixed 20.7
87% 32.6 MB/s
DQ Read 130
DQ Write 193
DQ Mixed 94.8
90% 139 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 21,624,497 SSDs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $203 @ launch in May '11
AmazonUS $1992 years
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Typical Agility 3 240GB Builds (Compare 16,064 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 49%
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Desktop
Desktop 57%
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Workstation 32%
Sail boat

Motherboard: Asus P8Z77-V LX - $182

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 34% - Below average Total price: $1,004

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 Comments

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

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