OCZ Announces "Cost Effective" Agility 4 SSDs Powered By The Indilinx Everest 2 Controller

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Brentium4

I picked up a couple of the 128GB Agility 4's yesterday, they were even on sale for $119CDN. I've tested the speeds using ATTO and they tested pretty much exactly on spec for larger transfer sizes in ATTO. In CrystalDiskMark it tests quite close to spec. The Everest 2 drives seem to do well in random workloads. The enterprise equivalent should do well in storage arrays or performance based solutions like a next-gen Revodrive.

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Brentium4

I'm quite happy running them as my Games drive for Steam.

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szore

All I know is I took the plunge on the Samsung 830 3 weeks ago. I got the 256GB version for $279.00 at J&R in Manhattan. I love it. My benchmark specs:

Seq Read 511 MB/s write 412 MB/s

4k 23 MB/s 95MB/s

4k-64Thrd 282 MB/s 121 MB/s

acc.time .085 ms .036 ms

Initially i plugged it into the Marvel controller on my MOBO (Yikes)
Once i got it on the Intel controller, all was well.

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vrmlbasic

I like my OCZ Vertex 3 and all (Sata 3.0/6 Gbps), but I call BS on these speeds. CrystalDiskMark is always ~200MB/sec for sequential reads and in the upper 100s for seq. writes, a far cry from the 550MB/sec promised. I'm actually wondering if I'm doing something wrong as those speeds are pretty much equal to my corsair Sata 2.0/3 Gbps drive via USB 3.0.

(Of course, on the other stats, the Vertex slaughters the corsair)

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Brentium4

For the speeds referenced the vendors are using alternate disk benchmarks like ATTO or AS SSD. I had the same qualms about speeds as well but when tested apples to apples they do seem to hold up.

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szore

What controller are you using? When I got mine I mistakenly used the marvel controller on my MSI P67A-GD65 mobo and was getting the same 'type' of speeds you are. When I used the Intel controller, the drive came in at rated specs (as above).

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vrmlbasic

Since I'm on a Gigabyte 990FXA motherboard, I'm using whatever SATA 3.0 controller is on that board. Being an AMD board it doesn't seem to have a choice between the "infamous" Marvel controller and the Intel one.

As far as I'm aware, the drive is on AMD's sb950 controller...

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Bullwinkle J Moose

400Mbps ?

Thats HORRIBLE

why thats only 50MB/s

Maybe you should have read the OCZ spec page before you printed that

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Brad Chacos

Ack! Fixed. There's the danger in hopping from an article about ISP speeds to one about SSD speeds in short order.

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Bullwinkle J Moose

The spec page says 400MB/s

It's right here on the same page!

See, right there!

LOOK Damn you

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praetor_alpha

I hear rumors of a summer SSD price war. I'm looking forward to winning in that one.

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draven913

It seems to be headed that way. I picked my first SSD, an 128G agility 3 for 90 bucks a couple weeks ago. I'll will most certainly pick up a bigger one if the prices keep falling.

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