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.

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Product Performance:

Performance 64 GB 128 GB 256 GB 512 GB
Sequential Reads 300 MB/s 400 MB/s 400 MB/s 400 MB/s
Sequential Writes200 MB/s 300 MB/s 400 MB/s 400 MB/s
Random 4k Read IOPS46,000 IOPS 58,000 IOPS 48,000 IOPS 48,000 IOPS
Random 4k Write IOPS47,000 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

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  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.