OCZ Agility 3 2.5″ 120GB SATA III

Jun 18th, 2012 | By

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To test the OCZ Agility 3, I installed it as a secondary drive connected to a SATA 6GB/s port. I will benchmark it using ATTO, Crystal Disk Mark, Iometer, and Sisoft Sandra File System Benchmark. Each benchmark will be executed at minimum of three times and the average will be reported. Here is my test configuration:

  • Control

  • CPU: AMD Phenom II x2 545
  • MB: ASRock 970 Extreme3
  • GPU: Sparkle GeForce GTX465 1GB
  • RAM: G.Skill Ripjaws PC3-12800 (F3-12800CL9D-4GBRL) @ 1333MHz 9-9-9-24
  • PSU: Ultra X3 1000W
  • CPU Cooling: Noctua NH-C12P SE14
  • PWM/NB/SB Cooling: Stock/Stock/Stock
  • HDD: Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 640GB 7200RPM 32MB Cache (ST3640323AS)
  • OS: Windows 7 Professional x64
  • Solid State Drives

  • 120GB OCZ Agility 3
  • 256GB Corsair Performance Pro
  • 128GB Patriot Torqx 2

ATTO – Write

Agility 3 120GB

ATTO – Read

Agility 3 120GB

Crystal Disk Mark – Write

Agility 3 120GB

Crystal Disk Mark – Read

Agility 3 120GB

Sisoft Sandra – File System

Agility 3 120GB

IOMeter – Sequential Read

Agility 3 120GB

IOMeter – Sequential Write

Agility 3 120GB

IOMeter – Random Read

Agility 3 120GB

IOMeter – Random Write

Agility 3 120GB

HD Tune

Agility 3 120GB Agility 3 120GB Agility 3 120GB

The Agility 3 with its SandForce controller take a hit when dealing with incompressible data in CrystalDiskMark and Sisoft Sandra, however IOMeter and ATTO play a different song. The Agility 3 is clearly the faster of the drives here when it comes to Write performance but read results get a little erratic.

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