Testing began with SiSoftware's SANDRA XII, the System ANalyzer, Diagnostic and Reporting Assistant. Here, we used the Physical Disk test suite and provided the results from our comparison SSD's. The benchmarks were run without formatting and read performance metrics are detailed below. We also included SANDRA's graph so you are able to see how the drive performs over time along with the average rated result.
Looking at read performance, the Agility EX performs well by almost reaching its maximum advertised speed. But Intel's X25-M Gen 2 SSD manages to beat out the Agility EX for the top spot. Admittedly, all the drives provided excellent results in the SANDRA benchmark. Let's take a look at some other tests to see what the Agility EX has to offer.