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OCZ Technology Agility 3 SandForce 240GB SATA 6G SSD Review

Subject: Storage
Manufacturer: OCZ Technology
Tagged: ssd, sata, sandforce, ocz, 6Gb


HD Tach will test the sequential read, random access and interface burst speeds of your attached storage device (hard drive, flash drive, removable drive, etc). All drive technologies such as SCSI, IDE/ATA, 1394, USB, SATA and RAID are supported. Test results from HD Tach can be used to confirm manufacturer specs, analyze your system for proper performance, and compare your performance with others. HD Tach is very easy to use, quick, and presents data in easy to read graphs, including the ability to compare two storage devices on screen at the same time for easy analysis.

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We've learned burst tests are not conclusive with HDTach, and are only included for your information.

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While HDTach is dated and does not show full throughput of faster SSD's, the Async transfers of the Agility 3 appear to mesh better with that particular benchmark.

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June 1, 2011 | 06:04 AM - Posted by ThorAxe

I tested a Vertex 2 120GB against an Agility 3 120GB on an X58 (3Gb) and found them to be very close in most things with the Vertex having a slight advantage except for Random Read/Write 4KB (QD=1) and burst speeds.

I realize that the Agility 3 is designed for 6Gb so my test is not entirely fair.

June 24, 2011 | 12:45 AM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

dude, they both peak at 275mb/s which is max speed for sata 3gbps...its not exactly a wonder why u cant see much of a difference when you put a 550mb drive on a 275mb line and compare it with a 275mb drive

June 8, 2011 | 08:05 AM - Posted by Paul A. Mitchell (not verified)

Allyn: another good review. I'm just adding this Comment to remind you about our private correspondence, in which we discussed a test to determine if TRIM works on OS software RAIDs when the RAID members are formatted as "dynamic" partitions.

Cheers and ... thanks for the great reviews!


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