Average Bench: 53% (799th of 1003)

Based on 5,636 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 117MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 72.6MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the OCZ Agility 3 240GB is 31.9%. 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 5,636 samples)
Min Avg Max
88.2 Read 128 170
124 Write 181 208
120 Mixed 157 175
84 SusWrite 120 143
33.2% 147 MB/s
Min Avg Max
15.1 4K Read 22.5 29.1
27.7 4K Write 72.6 117
17.5 4K Mixed 28.2 36.5
109% 41.1 MB/s
Min Avg Max
24.9 DQ Read 160 187
60.4 DQ Write 166 201
28 DQ Mixed 117 160
101% 148 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
29GB free
Firmware: 2.15
SusWrite @10s intervals: 135 128 114 119 123 122 MB/s
Read 123
Write 193
Mixed 152
SusWrite 123
34% 148 MB/s
4K Read 24.5
4K Write 132
4K Mixed 34.2
151% 63.5 MB/s
DQ Read 148
DQ Write 198
DQ Mixed 161
125% 169 MB/s
52GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2.22
SusWrite @10s intervals: 109 106 121 126 123 126 MB/s
Read 103
Write 188
Mixed 171
SusWrite 118
33% 145 MB/s
4K Read 22.6
4K Write 85.3
4K Mixed 26.6
114% 44.8 MB/s
DQ Read 186
DQ Write 197
DQ Mixed 151
125% 178 MB/s
15GB free
Firmware: 2.25
SusWrite @10s intervals: 151 138 139 143 142 144 MB/s
Read 146
Write 192
Mixed 158
SusWrite 143
36% 160 MB/s
4K Read 20.8
4K Write 42.9
4K Mixed 25.3
87% 29.7 MB/s
DQ Read 182
DQ Write 187
DQ Mixed 96.3
97% 155 MB/s
72GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2.25
SusWrite @10s intervals: 134 127 117 110 113 110 MB/s
Read 128
Write 190
Mixed 145
SusWrite 118
33% 145 MB/s
4K Read 23.8
4K Write 72.2
4K Mixed 28.9
111% 41.6 MB/s
DQ Read 24.2
DQ Write 112
DQ Mixed 38.4
38% 58.2 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 15,833,395 SSDs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $203 @ launch in May '11
AmazonUS $19923 months
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Typical Agility 3 240GB Builds (Compare 13,002 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 58%
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Desktop
Desktop 59%
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Workstation
Workstation 37%
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Motherboard: Asus P8Z77-V LX

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 59% - Above average Total price: $793

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 Comments

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

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Poor

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Bad sectors crash the system:-(


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