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OCZ Tech Agility Series 120GB SSD - Gaming and Windows Boot Results

Ardjuna Seghers

By Ardjuna Seghers



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For the gamers out there, we load up a timedemo of Crysis at minimal detail to get an idea of how this SSD performs at loading levels.

No surprises here. This is the one scenario where a good old (albeit very fast, 10,000rpm Western-Digital VelociRaptor) moving-parts hard drive is still king, and if you can't afford Intel there's little difference between our latest Indilinx SSDs.

Finally we take a look at boot, restart and shutdown times of a clean Windows Vista install on our test system.

This appears to be a slight chink in the Agility's armour, as the only area where it wins is in shutting down the computer - the least important of the three. Mind you, it still solidly trashes both the Raptor and Intel's oddly inconsistently-performing drive, and doesn't fall far behind its other rivals either.

Gavin Hamer

November 12, 2009, 2:28 pm

This sector seems to be crying out for a group test of some sort. There are a lot of drives out there.

I would like to see you review something with a Samsung controller, such as Samsungs, or larger drives in the Corsair Extreme series.


November 13, 2009, 8:02 am

Well I'm ordering mine from the US.. That price disparity is just ridiculous!


November 13, 2009, 4:33 pm

@xenos You are absolutely right - I thought I was seeing things before. The Intel drives came across at a pretty fair parity, but that made them astronomically better value than the Indilinx drives. I was reading articles like the anandtech "buy intel at 80/160" and "buy indilinx if you need 64/128/256". Only trouble was, at the time, a 80GB Intel X25-M was cheaper than any 64GB Indilinx drive, in fact it was close to price to the 30GB Vertex. Crazy. I took a look at the US pricing and it was much more competitive.

The X25-M has gone up in price (and down in availability) since I bought it, but the disparity is still there, in the UK, the Intel drives seem much better value.


November 17, 2009, 9:40 pm

Where can you get this in the US? As usual, the best price vendor does not ship to the UK.


November 17, 2009, 9:57 pm

@ChickPea - try this: http://www.trustedreviews.c...

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