Revisiting the OCZ Agility 3 and its asynchronous flash
Subject: Storage | June 15, 2011 - 06:01 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Tagged: ocz, agility 3, ssd, sandforce, sata 6Gps
It has been a few weeks since Al took a look at OCZ's 240GB Agility 3 drive, so it seems worth revisiting. As you can see at OCIA, the drive is fast even with slightly cheaper memory inside and can compete with the theoretically more expensive Vertex drive. Unfortunately just like Al saw, the street price does not reflect the internal parts, saving $10 over the Vertex model is not a great deal.
"The SSD technology of today is worlds better than what we had in 2009. Better understanding of the technology, mature controllers, Windows 7, SATA 6Gb/sec and even the PCI-e bus have all advanced things to a point where SSDs are coming close to mainstream adoption. Pricing is also much more attractive as evident by the drive we are looking at today, OCZ's Agility 3 240GB unit. The Agility 3 is one of three new SATA 6Gb/sec SSDs and is classified as a high-performance drive alongside the higher-end Vertex 3."
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