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OCZ Agility 3 240GB

Posted August 4, 2011 by Jake in Storage, HDs & SSDs







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Specifications and Package

Below are the key specifications of the OCZ Agility 3 240GB:

  • 240GB capacity (60GB, 120GB available)
  • Native TRIM support
  • 2.5" Form Factor
  • 77g
  • RAID support
  • Controller: SandForce SF-2281
  • Max Read: up to 525 MB/s
  • Max Write: up to 500 MB/s
  • Random 4K Write: 45,000 IOPS (max up to 85,000)
  • Price: $460
  • 3 Year Warranty

Note that in order to achieve the full speed potential of the Agility 3, a 6Gbps native chipset is highly recommended. And after seeing what this drive can do, we daresay required if you want to see what it can really do. Onboard Marvell controllers simply will not unleash its full potential, so keep that in mind if you have an X58 motherboard because you will not experience top performance with the Agility 3 in that setup.

The Agility 3 here comes in a rather sleek package, styled in black, green, and white, and packaged in a nice black box (yes, an actual real box, not some plastic clamshell) and highly protected for any shipping to your doorstep. The accessory package is very light, non-existent actually. Unlike what we found in the Vertex 3 MAX IOPS, there aren’t any sort of cables, 2.5" to 3.5" conversion bracket, or included software here. This is an area where money can be saved for the consumer to be sure, but it’s also the simple sort of things that make a big difference as well if you’re going to shell out $460 for an SSD.

Let’s take a closer look at the OCZ Agility 3.

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