Average Bench: 53.5% (783rd of 1000)

Based on 5,280 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 46.5% 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 119MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 74.1MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the OCZ Agility 3 240GB is 31.6%. 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 123MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 5,280 samples)
Min Avg Max
88.6 Read 129 172
132 Write 183 209
126 Mixed 158 175
91.1 SusWrite 123 147
33.6% 148 MB/s
Min Avg Max
15.1 4K Read 22.5 29.1
33 4K Write 74.1 118
16.8 4K Mixed 28.2 36.7
109% 41.6 MB/s
Min Avg Max
24.9 DQ Read 160 187
68.4 DQ Write 168 202
29.3 DQ Mixed 119 160
102% 149 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
14GB free
Firmware: 2.15
SusWrite @10s intervals: 85 97 83 80 84 83 MB/s
Read 125
Write 171
Mixed 168
SusWrite 85.2
31% 137 MB/s
4K Read 24.7
4K Write 75.8
4K Mixed 33.5
120% 44.7 MB/s
DQ Read 187
DQ Write 182
DQ Mixed 136
116% 169 MB/s
82GB free
Firmware: 2.15
SusWrite @10s intervals: 143 122 114 132 122 126 MB/s
Read 163
Write 190
Mixed 162
SusWrite 126
36% 160 MB/s
4K Read 22
4K Write 71.9
4K Mixed 25.1
104% 39.7 MB/s
DQ Read 185
DQ Write 177
DQ Mixed 156
124% 173 MB/s
82GB free
Firmware: 2.15
SusWrite @10s intervals: 144 112 129 137 135 123 MB/s
Read 167
Write 184
Mixed 160
SusWrite 130
36% 160 MB/s
4K Read 22.1
4K Write 69.7
4K Mixed 25.4
103% 39.1 MB/s
DQ Read 184
DQ Write 166
DQ Mixed 156
122% 169 MB/s
108GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2.22
SusWrite @10s intervals: 99 91 92 101 99 110 MB/s
Read 96
Write 135
Mixed 164
SusWrite 98.6
28% 123 MB/s
4K Read 23
4K Write 57
4K Mixed 29.5
103% 36.5 MB/s
DQ Read 187
DQ Write 140
DQ Mixed 138
110% 155 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 14,382,721 SSDs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $203 @ launch in May '11
AmazonUS $19921 months
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Typical Agility 3 240GB Builds (Compare 12,126 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 58%
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Desktop
Desktop 59%
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Workstation
Workstation 37%
Jet ski

Motherboard: Asus P8Z77-V LX

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 58% - Above average Total price: $923

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