Another week, another new SSD offering from OCZ. (Don't those guys ever take a break?) A couple of months after introducing its new Indilinx Everest 2 controller in the Vertex 4, OCZ's bringing its baby to the Agility line. The OCZ Agility 4 is being billed as a low-cost SATA 3.0 SSD solution, and the company claims that the low cost makes it an ideal solution for consumer-y uses such as "mainstream entertainment, gaming, and mobile storage applications."
Spec-wise, the Agility 4 SSDs aren't the fastest solid state drives around, which is probably why OCZ is pushing hard with the cost effectiveness angle. That's not to say the Agility 4 is a slouch; it has sequential read/write speeds of up to 400MB/s and random 4K write speeds up to 85,000 IOPS. Those numbers vary greatly based upon the model, however, as you can see below. More info can be found on the Agility 4 SSD's spec page.
One problem: for all the low-cost chit chat in the press release, OCZ never told us how much the darned things cost, or when they're even being released for that matter. Fortunately, good ol' AnandTech did some digging and found most of the Agility 4 SSDs already listed on Amazon. (Don't get any funny ideas; they all show up as Out of Stock.)
While the prices show how far SSDs have come price-wise over the past year, the MSRPs aren't really all that low; some SSDs are going for less than $1/1GB these days. The 128GB model goes for $150, the 256GB model goes for $256, and the 512GB behemoth retails for $561. Those Agility 4 prices are still far cheaper per GB than the similarly Indilinx Everest 2-powered OCZ Vertex 4 SSDs, however.