They sure do grow up fast, don't they? We're not talking about kids, but solid state drives, and in particularly those in OCZ's family. The former memory maker who's now all in with flash based storage devices today announced the Agility 3 and Solid 3 SATA III SSD product lines. Both drives boast support for the SATA 6Gbps interface and are built around the SandForce SF-2200 controller, so what separates the two?
It comes down to raw numbers. OCZ says that both the Agility 3 and Solid 3 "are designed to cater to speed-seeking enthusiasts in search of the best value for performance," but the Solid 3 will end up costing a bit less than its more agile brother. OCZ rates the Solid 3 at up 500MB/s reads, 450MBs writes, and 20,000 4KB random write IOPS, while the Agility 3 kicks things up a notch with 525MB/s reads, 500MB/s writes, and up to 60,000 4KB random write IOPS.
Both product lines will ship in a new boot-drive size 60GB capacity as well as 120GB and 240GB flavors. Pricing and availability was not announced.