Average Bench: 52.4% (879th of 1074)

Based on 10,165 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 47.6% 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 71.1MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the OCZ Agility 3 240GB is 32%. 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 10,165 samples)
Min Avg Max
84.9 Read 128 175
120 Write 182 208
123 Mixed 157 175
84.6 SusWrite 120 141
33.2% 147 MB/s
Min Avg Max
13.8 4K Read 22.1 28.5
28.3 4K Write 71.1 112
16.2 4K Mixed 27.8 36.6
107% 40.3 MB/s
Min Avg Max
25.8 DQ Read 159 187
65.3 DQ Write 167 202
30.5 DQ Mixed 119 160
102% 149 MB/s
User Benchmarks BenchSequentialRandom 4kDeep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
140GB free
Firmware: 2.22
SusWrite @10s intervals: 107 133 126 133 131 134 MB/s
Read 135
Write 199
Mixed 167
SusWrite 127
36% 157 MB/s
4K Read 25.3
4K Write 106
4K Mixed 32.3
136% 54.5 MB/s
DQ Read 187
DQ Write 204
DQ Mixed 160
130% 184 MB/s
83GB free
Firmware: 2.15
SusWrite @10s intervals: 143 128 127 108 99 98 MB/s
Read 150
Write 206
Mixed 157
SusWrite 117
36% 158 MB/s
4K Read 27.4
4K Write 85.5
4K Mixed 33.4
130% 48.8 MB/s
DQ Read 187
DQ Write 173
DQ Mixed 139
116% 166 MB/s
117GB free
Firmware: 2.15
SusWrite @10s intervals: 127 124 120 129 127 122 MB/s
Read 137
Write 187
Mixed 168
SusWrite 125
35% 154 MB/s
4K Read 27.6
4K Write 83.9
4K Mixed 31.4
126% 47.6 MB/s
DQ Read 183
DQ Write 192
DQ Mixed 157
126% 177 MB/s
16GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2.15
SusWrite @10s intervals: 118 130 126 121 127 128 MB/s
Read 130
Write 185
Mixed 163
SusWrite 125
34% 151 MB/s
4K Read 27.1
4K Write 74.4
4K Mixed 30.7
120% 44.1 MB/s
DQ Read 179
DQ Write 175
DQ Mixed 158
124% 171 MB/s
186GB free
Firmware: 2.15
SusWrite @10s intervals: 148 131 131 129 126 130 MB/s
Read 64.4
Write 188
Mixed 167
SusWrite 132
32% 138 MB/s
4K Read 22.5
4K Write 48.5
4K Mixed 23.7
90% 31.6 MB/s
DQ Read 151
DQ Write 143
DQ Mixed 7.6
44% 101 MB/s
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MSRP ≈ $203 @ launch in May '11
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Motherboard: Asus P8Z77-V LX

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 44% - Average Total price: $535

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