Average Bench: 52.1% (813th of 1011)

Based on 6,134 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 47.8% 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 71.6MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the OCZ Agility 3 240GB is 31.4%. 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 127MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 119MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 6,134 samples)
Min Avg Max
84.8 Read 127 171
124 Write 180 208
120 Mixed 156 175
81.8 SusWrite 119 141
32.9% 145 MB/s
Min Avg Max
14.1 4K Read 22.1 28.8
27.8 4K Write 71.6 118
16.3 4K Mixed 27.7 36.2
107% 40.5 MB/s
Min Avg Max
24.9 DQ Read 156 187
69.2 DQ Write 163 201
26.1 DQ Mixed 115 159
98.8% 145 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
215GB free
Firmware: 2.22
SusWrite @10s intervals: 123 134 128 133 135 136 MB/s
Read 133
Write 202
Mixed 162
SusWrite 132
36% 157 MB/s
4K Read 26.2
4K Write 114
4K Mixed 32.2
141% 57.4 MB/s
DQ Read 187
DQ Write 203
DQ Mixed 158
129% 183 MB/s
65GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2.15
SusWrite @10s intervals: 100 96 116 105 122 102 MB/s
Read 115
Write 170
Mixed 184
SusWrite 107
33% 144 MB/s
4K Read 23.1
4K Write 112
4K Mixed 30.6
133% 55.1 MB/s
DQ Read 181
DQ Write 155
DQ Mixed 154
119% 163 MB/s
69GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2.22
SusWrite @10s intervals: 98 108 93 97 91 89 MB/s
Read 58.5
Write 151
Mixed 103
SusWrite 96.1
23% 102 MB/s
4K Read 8.8
4K Write 16.8
4K Mixed 12
38% 12.5 MB/s
DQ Read 16.8
DQ Write 45
DQ Mixed 20.5
19% 27.4 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 17,616,003 SSDs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $203 @ launch in May '11
AmazonUS $1992 years
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Typical Agility 3 240GB Builds (Compare 13,962 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 46%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 57%
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Workstation
Workstation 32%
Sail boat

Motherboard: Asus P8Z77-V LX

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 32% - Below average Total price: $793

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 Comments

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

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