Average Bench: 52.8% (844th of 1040)

Based on 7,658 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 47.1% 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 121MB/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 31.1%. 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 119MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 7,658 samples)
Min Avg Max
90.6 Read 128 170
136 Write 183 208
131 Mixed 158 174
85.4 SusWrite 119 140
33.3% 147 MB/s
Min Avg Max
14.5 4K Read 22.5 29
25.7 4K Write 72.6 114
16.1 4K Mixed 28.1 36.2
108% 41.1 MB/s
Min Avg Max
24.9 DQ Read 159 187
69.1 DQ Write 166 202
30.2 DQ Mixed 121 160
103% 149 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
30GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2.22
SusWrite @10s intervals: 110 113 119 133 127 124 MB/s
Read 126
Write 188
Mixed 167
SusWrite 121
34% 150 MB/s
4K Read 18.5
4K Write 49.3
4K Mixed 22.9
84% 30.2 MB/s
DQ Read 183
DQ Write 167
DQ Mixed 136
113% 162 MB/s
61GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2.22
SusWrite @10s intervals: 117 94 109 102 105 104 MB/s
Read 87.6
Write 162
Mixed 137
SusWrite 105
28% 123 MB/s
4K Read 19.6
4K Write 64.9
4K Mixed 27.1
99% 37.2 MB/s
DQ Read 29.1
DQ Write 122
DQ Mixed 31.4
37% 61 MB/s
97GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2.22
SusWrite @10s intervals: 141 117 133 128 131 126 MB/s
Read 114
Write 175
Mixed 141
SusWrite 129
32% 140 MB/s
4K Read 20.8
4K Write 41.9
4K Mixed 24.7
85% 29.1 MB/s
DQ Read 25.8
DQ Write 78.6
DQ Mixed 28.4
29% 44.3 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 34,620,527 SSDs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $203 @ launch in May '11
AmazonUS $1993 years
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Typical Agility 3 240GB Builds (Compare 5,647 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 42%
Speed boat
Desktop
Desktop 81%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 33%
Sail boat

Motherboard: Asus P8Z77-V LX

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 37% - Below average Total price: $654

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 Comments

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

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Terrible

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Poor

3 years ago.

Bad sectors crash the system:-(


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