OCZ Tech Agility Series 120GB SSD - HDTune Test Results

Ardjuna Seghers

By Ardjuna Seghers

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Summary

Our Score:

8

Let's see how this drive holds up then. For performance testing on the OCZ Agility Series 120GB we used our usual test bed:

Processor: Intel Core 2 Quad QX9770

Motherboard: Asus P5E3

Memory: 2GB Corsair CM3X1024-1333C9 DDR3

Graphics Card: AMD ATI Radeon HD 4870 X2 using Catalyst 9.4 drivers

Operating System: Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium 32-bit

The SSD is initially added as an unformatted slave drive, and subjected to read and write test runs of HD Tune Pro.

In this benchmark OCZ's new drive comes out very well indeed. In the write test the Agility is nothing too remarkable, though on average it comes in second only to the Vertex. Read speed is of course far more important for most people, as this aids things like application access and level loading times in games. Here the Agility lives up to its name, as its average read speed bests the maximum figures of all but the far more expensive Intel X25-M.

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.

xenos

November 13, 2009, 8:02 am

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

Malderon

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.

ChickPea

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.

Gordon394

November 17, 2009, 9:57 pm

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

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