OCZ Agility 3 SSD review
Posted by Hilbert Hagedoorn on: 05/26/2011 01:00 PM [ 0 comment(s) ]
The following images were taken at high-resolution and then cropped and scaled down. The camera used was a Canon 450D 12 MegaPixel.
And though the photo would make you think otherwise, it's of course a perfect fit for laptops. This SSD would bring a whole lot of performance into that laptop alright, all at low power consumption at 1~2 Watts and virtually no heat.
And there it is, this is the OCZ Agility 3 2.5" SATA III 240 GB version. You should easily be able to place it somewhere in your chassis. Small and light-weight. This drive chunks out peak read and write speeds over 500 MB/sec, crazy stuff. You do need to connect it to a proper SATA III (6G) controller though, the best ones can be found on the Intel series 6 chipset based products (H67/P67/Z68).
When we look at the connectors, we spot the standard power and Serial ATA connectors. This drive is SATA3 compatible, which typically requires a specific SATA3 cable by the way. A proper Sata 6G cable is recommended and should be delivered with your motherboard. We did try, and had no issues with a standard SATA2 cable either.
Slim and light-weight at roughly 80 grams, 9.5mm tall, it's the standard for notebook drives and you can easily tuck it away in a regular PC. The SSD comes with a three year warranty. Installation wise it's the same as a traditional HDD. Pop it in, connect it, bind it, format it and you are good to go at horribly fast speeds. It uses the same connectors as a SATA III storage device.
OCZ is about to inject an SSD into the market that is labeled Agility 3 SSD. What's the difference in-between Agility 2 and now 3 you might ask ? Well, two primary things really, controller and NAND flash memory type. Labeled with advertised speeds of of 525 MB/sec with write speeds of 500 MB/sec this product should be really interesting for many of you.
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