Back in July we took a look at the Vertex 4 solid state drive from OCZ. This was the first consumer solid state drive from OCZ to use the Indilinx Everest 2 controller. Today we are looking at OCZ’s second solid state drive to use that controller, the Agility 4. The Agility 4 features read and write speeds of 420MB/s read and 410MB/s write respectively. Since OCZ has been making solid state drives they have always had the Vertex line and Agility line. The Vertex line was always the high-end enthusiast product, while the Agility was aimed for the mainstream. It is no different here, unlike the Vertex 4 that uses synchronous NAND the Agility 4 uses asynchronous NAND and is much less expensive. As of this review the Agility 4 is $189.99 for the $256GB version. Read on as we check the Agility 4 out!
Random 4k Read IOPS2
Random 4k Write IOPS2
|Usable Capacities (IDEMA)||64GB, 128GB, 256GB, 512GB|
|NAND Components||2Xnm Asynchronous Multi-Level Cell (MLC)|
|Interface||SATA III / 6Gbps (backwards compatible with SATA II / 3Gbps)|
|Form Factor||2.5 Inch|
|NAND Controller||Indilinx Everest 2|
|DRAM Cache||Up to 1GB|
|Dimensions (L x W x H)||99.8 x 69.63 x 9.3 mm|
|MTBF||2 million hours|
|Data Path Protection||ECC corrects up to 78 random bits/1KB|
|Data Encryption||256-bit AES-compliant, ATA Security Mode Features|
|Product Health Monitoring||Self-Monitoring, Analysis and Reporting Technology (SMART) Support|
OCZ has gone away from their normal SSD packaging for the Agility 4. It comes in a clear clamshell package. The front is open so you can take a look at the drive and also lists the capacity, which in our case is 256GB. The back of the package has some information about the drive.
To give you a good idea of how the Agility 4 comes and for a brief overview check out our video below.