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Written by Olin Coles   
Wednesday, 30 September 2009
Table of Contents: Page Index
OCZ Agility-EX SLC SSD OCZSSD2-1AGTEX60G
Features and Specifications
First Look: OCZ Agility EX SSD
Indilinx 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
Solid State Drive Final Thoughts
OCZ Agility EX Conclusion

OCZ Agility EX Features

The OCZ Agility EX Series makes SLC (single-level cell) NAND-based storage truly affordable in a solid state drive for the first time. The Agility EX provides the best of both worlds -the performance and advantages of SLC NAND technology at an incredible value. Based on the quality Indilinx controller, the Agility EX Series delivers an enhanced computing experience with faster application loading, snappier data access, shorter boot-ups, and longer battery life.

With superior performance over both conventional hard drives and MLC (multi-level cell) SSDs, the SLC-based Agility EX features incredible sequential and random write speeds for an unparalleled computing experience across the complete spectrum of applications. In addition to exceptional performance the Agility EX series provides an improved total cost of ownership (TCO) with its superior write/erase cycle endurance. Agility EX SSDs feature industry-dominating speeds, up to 255MB/s read and 195MB/s write speeds, 64MB of onboard cache, and unique performance optimization to keep the drives at peak performance.

The OCZ Agility EX drive 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 EX Series SSDs have an excellent 1.5 million hour mean time before failure (MTBF) ensuring peace of mind over the long term. All Agility EX SSDs come backed a three year warranty and OCZ's legendary service and support.

Series

Vertex EX

Agility EX

Vertex Turbo

Summit

Vertex

Apex

Agility

Solid 2

Solid

Capacities (GB)

64, 128

64

32, 64, 128, 256

32, 64, 128, 256

32, 64, 128, 256

64, 128, 256

32, 64, 128

64, 128

32, 64, 128, 256

NAND

SLC

SLC

MLC

MLC

MLC

MLC

MLC

MLC

MLC

Controller

Indilinx

Indilinx

Indilinx

Samsung

Indilinx

Dual JMicron

Indilinx

Indilinx

JMicron

Cache

64MB

64MB

64MB

128MB

64MB

N/A

64MB

N/A

N/A

Read Speed

Up to 260MB/s

Up to 255MB/s

Up to 270MB/s

Up to 220MB/s

Up to 250MB/s

Up to 230MB/s

Up to 230MB/s

Up to 125MB/s

Up to 155MB/s

Write Speed

Up to 210MB/s

Up to 195MB/s

Up to 200MB/s

Up to 200MB/s

Up to 160MB/s

Up to 160MB/s

Up to 135MB/s

Up to 100MB/s

Up to 90MB/s

Firmware Jumper

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

Yes

No

Yes

Yes

No

As of October 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 Agility EX SLC enterprise SSD featuring read performance up to 255 MBps and write bandwidth up to 195 MBps. High Reliability is based on 6, 12, 16-bits/sector correctable by the internal BCH mode.
    • 64GB OCZ Vertex EX (OCZSSD2-1AGTEX60G)
  • 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 Solid 2 Series mainstream consumer SSD featuring read performance up to 125 MBps and write bandwidth up to 100 MBps. High reliability is based on the internal BCH 15bit ECC.
    • 64GB OCZ Core (OCZSSD2-2SLD60G)
    • 128GB OCZ Core (OCZSSD2-2SLD120G)
  • 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)

OCZSSD2-1AGTEX60G Specifications

  • Available in 64GB capacity
  • Read: up to 255 MB/sec
  • Write: up to 195 MB/sec
  • Seek: <.1ms
  • Onboard Cache: 64MB
  • Slim 2.5" Design
  • 99.8 x 69.63 x 9.3mm
  • Lightweight 77g
  • Operating Temp: 0C ~ +70C
  • Storage Temp: -45C ~ +85C
  • Low Power Consumption
  • Shock Resistant 1500G
  • MTBF 1.5 million hours
  • 3-Year warranty



 

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