OCZ Agility EX Series SSD Review

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Without a doubt, OCZ has been one of the most active SSD manufacturers in the industry. They offer models at several price points and various performance levels, with additional products arriving like clockwork. Here, we list their current 2.5" SSD lineup with a quick summary of specifications for each drive.


At $400, the Agility EX Series is the most affordable 60GB SLC drive on the market. SLC is rated for 100,000 read / write cycles, compared to 10,000 for MLC products. Theoretically speaking, an SLC based drive should last about 10X longer. Although there's not a lot of storage available, the drive can easily fit an operating system along with a few key applications. Additional storage will likely be required for music, pictures, and videos, etc. 

 


OCZ Agility EX Series SSD Close Up

The images above give you a better look at the Agility EX Series SSD. It uses a 2.5" form factor and sports a black alloy housing with silver base that provides a lightweight and durable enclosure. Along with the SATA data and power connectors, there is a two pin jumper located at the edge of the drive. Although it is branded at a 60GB model due to its formatted capacity, it is actually a 64GB drive.

With the release of Windows 7, TRIM support on SSDs has become increasingly valuable. Agility EX Series drives from OCZ have been shipping with firmware 1.4 already installed and fully support TRIM. For those looking to update the firmware for this drive, files and directions are available on OCZ's technology forum here.

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InfinityzeN 4 years ago

Cost is the biggest issue.  The fact that it uses the same controller as much cheaper and larger MLC drives, while not having a noticable perfomance advantage, makes this drive a non-issue.

AJayD 4 years ago

If this drive were double the capacity at half the price, I would buy one today. Although it features both impressive read and write speeds, the capacity is simply too small and the price is still too high. In another year's time, SSDs may finally reach a price point that makes them accessible to price conscious shoppers, such as myself.

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