OCZ Tech Agility Series 120GB SSD - Value and Conclusion

Ardjuna Seghers

By Ardjuna Seghers



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Time to see if OCZ's latest SSD is worth the cash, since at £287 it demands a good chunk of change. While in the United States the Agility matches its intended "mainstream" price point, as it's available for a mere $270 (£162!), in rip-off Britain we pay nearly double at £287, or £333 from most stores. This puts the Agility in a somewhat tricky position, as this is getting close to the £317 of OCZ's own higher-end 120GB Vertex. However, despite what OCZ might claim, in our tests the Vertex was by no means a clear winner, and in fact we'd probably say that overall, the Agility manages to out-manoeuvre it. While this might in part be due to newer firmware, at the very least it means this mainstream SSD is no slouch and you'll likely be happy with its performance.

Another interesting option is Patriot's TorqX SSD, which is available for exactly the same price. Even with our revised testing figures the Agility beats it in most scenarios, but given the relatively small margin in most real-world scenarios, many might think Patriot's more generous bundle and truly class-leading 10-year warranty (compared to three years for OCZ's ranges) is worth the difference.


With its 120GB Agility, OCZ has created an SSD drive that performs well for a fairly competitive price, so it's well worth considering.

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  • Value 7

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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