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OCZ Intros Indilinx Everest 2-based Agility 4 Series SSDs

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.

Agility 4

Product Performance:

Performance64 GB128 GB256 GB512 GB
Sequential Reads300 MB/s400 MB/s400 MB/s400 MB/s
Sequential Writes200 MB/s300 MB/s400 MB/s400 MB/s
Random 4k Read IOPS46,000 IOPS58,000 IOPS48,000 IOPS48,000 IOPS
Random 4k Write IOPS47,000 IOPS72,000 IOPS85,000 IOPS85,000 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

  • drwho1
    I still think that SSD manufactures need to lower their prices to at least .75 per GB...
    (if they want their SSD's to be Mainstream)

    This would put a 256GB SSD for around $192 dollars, still way more money than a hard drive, but way more enticing to the masses ... hence Mainstream.

    Until then it will never get to be Mainstream.
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  • gmarsack
    I just bought a second 120GB OCZ SSD from NewEgg with a discount code for 93 bucks or $0.775 per GB. Not too bad. :) The prices do seem to be coming done a little anyway. A year ago I paid 149 for the same exact drive.
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  • zaznet
    I'm expecting the next 6-12 months to be when I'll finally buy a 64-128GB SSD. Still waiting for the price to drop below the $1 per GB mark and I feel it coming.
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  • I'm not sure where you guys get your prices but SSD's can already be had for $.70/GB on Newegg. You just have to look.

    240GB: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820227796

    120GB: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820227795
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  • zaznet
    You know I hadn't looked on Newegg for at least a month. I checked the price from the link in this article and the OCZ site leads you to non-newegg retailers where the price is still above the $1 per GB mark. Hmmmm... which Friday is payday???

    That 120GB for $99 is the sweet spot for me.
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  • nyghtstar
    Be warned, if you buy a OCZ SSD from a retailer offering a rebate, it will be like pulling teeth and you can only use the rebate (if you get it) to buy something from OCZ.

    Unhappy customer...
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  • nyghtstar
    Also, before you buy anything from OCZ check out the reviews on Amazon. Trust me, you won't be so in love with OCZ after you read the reviews.
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  • drwho1
    josephjpetersI'm not sure where you guys get your prices but SSD's can already be had for $.70/GB on Newegg. You just have to look.240GB: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod 6820227796120GB: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod 6820227795
    your link for a 240 is listed there for $189
    that's $1.26 per GB NOT exactly priced for the masses / mainstream yet.

    True there are days on Newegg that you can find good deals...
    (this one not been one of them)

    but the main problem is that this is not the norm.

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  • nyghtstar
    Don't know why Tom's Hardware continues to push OCZ. Maybe it's because they get free SSD's who knows. But check out there failure rate before you buy. Drinking the OCZ kool aid might be getting you some free SSD's for now but how will it be in the long run when you loose followers?
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  • chewy1963
    drwho1your link for a 240 is listed there for $189that's $1.26 per GB NOT exactly priced for the masses / mainstream yet.True there are days on Newegg that you can find good deals...(this one not been one of them)but the main problem is that this is not the norm.
    Ummm you better try that math again drwho1... 240 GB for $189 = 78.75 cents per GB. I think you did the calculation backwards (which would give you GB's per dollar).
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