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Written by Olin Coles   
Wednesday, 22 July 2009
Table of Contents: Page Index
OCZ Agility MLC SSD OCZSSD2-1AGT120G
Features and Specifications
First Look: Agility SSD
Agility Internal Components
SSD Testing Methodology
Random Access Time Benchmark
Basic IO Bandwidth
Random Access IOPS Tests
I/O Response Time
Linear Bandwidth Speed
Sequential Performance Tests
Buffered Transaction Speed
Windows XP Startup Times
The Truth Behind Heat Output
Solid State Drive Final Thoughts
OCZ Agility Conclusion

OCZ Agility Features

Offering your system the incredible performance of flash-based storage, the OCZ Agility Series delivers the performance and reliability of SSDs at less price per gigabyte than other high speed offerings currently on the market. The OCZ Agility Series is the result of all the latest breakthroughs in SSD technology, including new architecture and controller design, blazing read/write speeds, and 64MB of onboard cache.

Perfect for notebooks and desktops alike, the Agility Series is ideal for energy-efficient mobile computing to extend battery life, increase the speed of access time, and provide a durable alternative to conventional hard disc drives with superior shock resistance. High capacities and low power consuming NAND flash technology provide the necessary performance and battery life boosts generated by the proliferation of mobile gaming and new ultra-thin laptops.

The OCZ Agility drives feature a durable yet lightweight alloy housing, and because OCZ SSDs have no moving parts, the drives are more rugged than traditional hard drives. Designed for ultimate reliability, Agility Series SSDs have an excellent 1.5 million hour mean time before failure (MTBF) ensuring peace of mind over the long term. All Agility Series SSD drives come backed a two year warranty and OCZ's legendary service and support.

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Offering a robust upgrade from traditional platter-based drives, OCZ Agility Series SSDs have a compact form factor with no moving parts resulting in quiet and cooler operation. For crowded cases and system builders striving for multiple drives in RAID configurations, OCZ Agility SSDs offer space and cost-savings that use significantly less power thanks to the benefits of high-quality flash chips in a durable 2.5" aluminum casing.

Series

Vertex EX

Summit

Vertex Turbo

Vertex

Apex

Agility

Core v2

Solid

Capacities (GB)

64, 128

32, 64, 128, 256

32, 64, 128, 256

32, 64, 128, 256

64, 128, 256

32, 64, 128

32, 64, 128, 256

32, 64, 128, 256

NAND

SLC

MLC

MLC

MLC

MLC

MLC

MLC

MLC

Controller

Indilinx

Samsung

Indilinx

Indilinx

Dual JMicron

Indilinx

JMicron

JMicron

Cache

64MB

128MB

64MB

64MB

N/A

64MB

N/A

N/A

Read Speed

Up to 260MB/s

Up to 220MB/s

Up to 270MB/s

Up to 250MB/s

Up to 230MB/s

Up to 230MB/s

Up to 170MB/s

Up to 155MB/s

Write Speed

Up to 210MB/s

Up to 200MB/s

Up to 200MB/s

Up to 160MB/s

Up to 160MB/s

Up to 135MB/s

Up to 98MB/s

Up to 90MB/s

Firmware Jumper

No

No

Yes

Yes

No

Yes

No

No

As of August 2009 the OCZ SSD family includes the following products from top to bottom:

  • OCZ Vertex EX SLC enterprise SSD featuring read performance up to 260 MBps and write bandwidth up to 210 MBps. High Reliability is based on 6, 12, 16-bits/sector correctable by the internal BCH mode.
    • 64GB OCZ Vertex EX (OCZSSD2-1VTXEX60G)
    • 128GB OCZ Vertex EX (OCZSSD2-1VTXEX120G)
  • OCZ Vertex Turbo Series premium enthusiast SSD featuring read performance up to 270 MBps and write bandwidth up to 200 MBps. High Reliability is based on 6, 12, 16-bits/sector correctable by the internal BCH mode.
    • 32GB OCZ Vertex (OCZSSD2-1VTXT30G)
    • 64GB OCZ Vertex (OCZSSD2-1VTXT60G)
    • 128GB OCZ Vertex (OCZSSD2-1VTXT120G)
    • 256GB OCZ Vertex (OCZSSD2-1VTXT250G)
  • OCZ Summit Series MLC enthusiast/enterprise SSD featuring read performance up to 220 MBps and write bandwidth up to 200 MBps. High Reliability is based on 6, 12, 16-bits/sector correctable by the internal BCH mode.
    • 64GB OCZ Summit (OCZSSD2-1SUM60G)
    • 128GB OCZ Summit (OCZSSD2-1SUM120G)
    • 256GB OCZ Summit (OCZSSD2-1SUM250G)
  • OCZ Vertex Series premium SSD featuring read performance up to 250 MBps and write bandwidth up to 160 MBps. High Reliability is based on 6, 12, 16-bits/sector correctable by the internal BCH mode.
    • 32GB OCZ Vertex (OCZSSD2-1VTX30G)
    • 64GB OCZ Vertex (OCZSSD2-1VTX60G)
    • 128GB OCZ Vertex (OCZSSD2-1VTX120G)
    • 256GB OCZ Vertex (OCZSSD2-1VTX250G)
  • OCZ Apex Series SSD with new RAID-0 internal architecture featuring read performance up to 230 MBps and write bandwidth up to 160 MBps. High reliability is based on the internal 15bit BCH mode.
    • 32GB OCZ Apex (OCZSSD2-1APX30G)
    • 64GB OCZ Apex (OCZSSD2-1APX60G)
    • 128GB OCZ Apex (OCZSSD2-1APX120G)
    • 256GB OCZ Apex (OCZSSD2-1APX250G)
  • OCZ Agility Series mainstream SSD featuring read performance up to 230 MBps and write bandwidth up to 135 MBps. High Reliability is based on 6, 12, 16-bits/sector correctable by the internal BCH mode.
    • 32GB OCZ Agility (OCZSSD2-1AGT30G)
    • 64GB OCZ Agility (OCZSSD2-1AGT60G)
    • 128GB OCZ Agility (OCZSSD2-1AGT120G)
  • OCZ Core v2 Series mainstream consumer SSD featuring read performance up to 170 MBps and write bandwidth up to 98 MBps. High reliability is based on the internal BCH 15bit ECC.
    • 32GB OCZ Core (OCZSSD2-2C30G)
    • 64GB OCZ Core (OCZSSD2-2C60G)
    • 128GB OCZ Core (OCZSSD2-2C120G)
    • 256GB OCZ Core (OCZSSD2-2C250G)
  • OCZ Solid Series value SSD featuring read performance up to 155 MBps and write bandwidth up to 90 MBps. High reliability is based on the internal BCH 15bit ECC.
    • 32GB OCZ Solid (OCZSSD2-1SLD30G)
    • 64GB OCZ Solid (OCZSSD2-1SLD60G)
    • 128GB OCZ Solid (OCZSSD2-1SLD120G)
    • 256GB OCZ Solid (OCZSSD2-1SLD250G)

OCZSSD2-1AGT120G Specifications

  • Available in 32GB, 64GB, and 128GB (120GB advertised) capacity
  • Read: up to 230 MB/sec
  • Write: up to 135 MB/sec
  • Seek: <.1ms
  • Onboard Cache: 64MB
  • Slim 2.5" Design
  • 100.2 x 70 x 9.3mm
  • Lightweight 77g
  • Operating Temp: 0C ~ +70C
  • Storage Temp: -45C ~ +85C
  • Low Power Consumption
  • Shock Resistant 1500G
  • MTBF 1.5 million hours
  • 2 Year warranty



 

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# Dell Inspiron 6400+SSDEgor Ukraintsev 2011-11-02 14:37
Hello Olin Coles. I tried to install a Win XP, Vista and Win 7 systems on Dell inspiron 6400 notebook with 60 Gz OCZ SataIII harddrive. Each time I had different problem: blue dead screen, error "bootmgr is missing", can not load a file to harddrive and so on. Did you have such problems? How can i solve such problems and install win on this notebook? Thank you. Egor Ukraintsev
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# RE: Dell Inspiron 6400+SSDOlin Coles 2011-11-02 14:39
Hello Egor:
Although I did not have problems with the SSD sent to me for testing, it sounds like your SSD might have a problem with it. I suggest that you update the SSDs firmware to the latest available on the OCZ website, and contact their technicians if you need additional assistance. Good luck!
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