With the release of the Vertex 4, OCZ showed us the future of its SSDs and the fruits of its purchase of Indilinx. The joint venture with Marvell has turned in great performance numbers with the Indilinx Everest 2 controller. In addition, OCZ has added additional performance to its new controller with the most recent firmware update.
Now, OCZ has updated its mainstream Agility SSD series to its new Indilinx Everest 2 controller. The Agility 4 will be available in four capacities; 64 GB, 128 GB, 256 GB and 512 GB. The drives utilize 25 nm Asynchronous Multi-Level Cell (MLC) based on a SATA 6.0 GB/s interface and 2.5 form factor. The Agility 4 256 GB comes in around the price of $1.03/GB compared to roughly $1.17/GB with a comparable Vertex 4.
|Performance||64 GB||128 GB||256 GB||512 GB|
|Sequential Reads||300 MB/s||400 MB/s||400 MB/s||400 MB/s|
|Sequential Writes||200 MB/s||300 MB/s||400 MB/s||400 MB/s|
|Random 4k Read IOPS||46,000 IOPS||58,000 IOPS||48,000 IOPS||48,000 IOPS|
|Random 4k Write IOPS||47,000 IOPS||72,000 IOPS||85,000 IOPS||85,000 IOPS|
“For mainstream storage applications, there is no product better suited in the industry than our Agility 4 SSDs, providing the ultimate in access speed, application performance, endurance and reliability, at price points that most cost-conscious users will find appealing,” said Ryan Petersen, CEO of OCZ Technology. “As mobile users and applications continue to grow, adding to the deluge of data being generated on a daily basis, our Agility 4 SSD series provide great IOPS performance at a reasonable price enabling the user experience to be heightened especially for video streaming, music, photos, gaming, and online transaction processing (OLTP).”
For more information, visit OCZ Technology's website for the Agility 4