We all want to upgrade our storage to SSD. It’s faster and more reliable, but it’s the cost of it that holds us back.
While SSDs are still undeniably an expensive option, we’re finally starting to see them reach levels of affordability – enough to justify for the computer enthusiast and/or road warrior.
OCZ this week introduced the Agility SATA II 2.5-inch SSD series, which hopes to attract those who want the technology without having to pay an arm or a leg. The company boasts that its Agility line will deliver 230 MB/sec. read and 135 MB/sec. write speeds, with the help of a 64 MB cache.
“The new Agility Series of SSDs are the latest addition to the OCZ lineup of solid state drives and are designed for cost-conscious consumers seeking the performance and reliability benefits of SSDs at an aggressive price,” commented Ryan Edwards, director of product management at the OCZ Technology Group. “The new Agility Series drives make use of cache to deliver better performance over a wide range of functions and applications, all at a price point that makes sense for everyday users.”
The important bit, of course, is the pricing: $129.99 for the 30 GB; $219.99 for 60 GB; and $349.99 for 120 GB. Still pricey, but no longer insane.
4kb random read/write benchmark should be included
As the others have mentioned we need a benchamrk roundup, including a 4kb random read/write benchmark.