Average Bench: 71.4% (576th of 1012)

Based on 720 user benchmarks.  Models: OCZ-AGILITY4, OCZ-AGIL ITY4, OCZ-AGIL OCZ-AGILITY4

The OCZ Agility 4 is a relatively old SSD and has been included in the group test as a reference. In terms of overall speed the Agility 4 lags the current ten market leaders by an average of around 30%, considering that the Agility 4 is only 16 months old this highlights just how quickly the SSD market has evolved over the last two years. It's probably not worth upgrading for the sake of more speed unless you have a specific use case that demands it but if you are looking for a speed upgrade, you will gain up to around 50% by going for the Samsung 840 Pro or the OCZ Vector[Sep '13 SSDrivePro]

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Good average bench

The OCZ Agility 4 256GB averaged 28.6% 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 191MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 95.8MB/s

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the OCZ Agility 4 256GB is 29.3%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the OCZ Agility 4 256GB performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 190MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 248MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 720 samples)
Min Avg Max
209 Read 288 337
176 Write 266 391
150 Mixed 190 235
99.4 SusWrite 248 382
55.7% 248 MB/s
Min Avg Max
13.3 4K Read 18.4 21.1
52.8 4K Write 95.8 135
20.5 4K Mixed 26.9 31.5
113% 47.1 MB/s
Min Avg Max
36.7 DQ Read 233 255
116 DQ Write 235 316
29.7 DQ Mixed 191 208
155% 220 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
27GB free
Firmware: 1.5.2
SusWrite @10s intervals: 183 181 188 189 184 175 MB/s
Read 338
Write 188
Mixed 181
SusWrite 183
50% 222 MB/s
4K Read 21
4K Write 105
4K Mixed 28.9
124% 51.5 MB/s
DQ Read 19.6
DQ Write 90.1
DQ Mixed 27.3
29% 45.7 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 20,107,372 SSDs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $218 @ launch in May '12
AmazonUS $12010 months
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Typical Agility 4 256GB Builds (Compare 5,612 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 53%
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Desktop
Desktop 59%
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Workstation
Workstation 33%
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Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD3H - $350

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 48% - Average Total price: $1,059

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 Comments

Controller: Indilinx Everest 2 IDX400M00. Flash Memory: Micron Asynchronous 25nm MLC

The Agility 4 unleashes ultimate productivity...

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2 years ago.

Amazon was selling this for $23.20 with free shipping. It is not the best performing SSD, but for the cost... it is incredible.


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