OCZ Agility 3 240GB 2.5" SATA III Solid State Drive (SSD) - AGT3-25SAT3-240G

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This is a nice SSD, once it is working properly. To get the point of proper operation was a huge headache. I purchased this device because of its price. For the size and speed of this disk, it is the best priced unit on the market. When I purchased the drive, I knew that there was a firmware/freezing/BSOD issue. Because I'm above average when it comes to technology, I figured I would be able to overcome these hurdles with relative ease. I was wrong. It took a ton of learning, reading, and frustration to get this unit functioning -- and even now, it is not 100%. The 20 or 30 dollars you may save with this device is not worth it, in my opinion. In an effort to save all of you some hassle though, here's what worked for me:

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very nice

on 5/19/2012

This is a nice SSD, once it is working properly. To get the point of proper operation was a huge headache. I purchased this device because of its price. For the size and speed of this disk, it is the best priced unit on the market. When I purchased the drive, I knew that there was a firmware/freezing/BSOD issue. Because I'm above average when it comes to technology, I figured I would be able to overcome these hurdles with relative ease. I was wrong. It took a ton of learning, reading, and frustration to get this unit functioning -- and even now, it is not 100%. The 20 or 30 dollars you may save with this device is not worth it, in my opinion. In an effort to save all of you some hassle though, here's what worked for me: Read More

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Not Vertex, still fantastic

by Heng on 5/21/2012

The line of OCZ SSD is very strict: though sharing the same controller, Vertex has been better almost in all aspects in terms of performance than its younger brother Agility, but the difference is not as large as the price: Agility has been a value choice for people wanting to experience 95% of the performance of the Vertex. 240GB is sufficient for OS, softwares and games for enthuist users like me. Save some money and get Agility, it won't let you down Read More

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Product Overview

OCZ Agility 3 AGT3-25SAT3-240G

Designed and built to provide an exceptional balance of performance and value, the OCZ Agility 3 SATA III Series solid state drive implements the cutting-edge SATA 6 Gbps interface to deliver excellent sequential and random data transfer rates, significantly improving your computing experience over hard drives.

key features
240 GB Agility 3 SATA III
2.5-Inch SSD
  • Up to 525 MB/s maximum reads and 500 MB/s of maximum writes

  • Up to 35,000 random 4K reads and 45,000 random 4K writes

  • SandForce 2281 NAND controller

  • Compatible with Windows-, Mac- and Linux-based systems

  • 3-year limited warranty

This model of the 2.5-inch Agility 3 (AGT3-25SAT3-240G) offers 240 GB of storage capacity, a 500 MB/s maximum write speed, and up to 45,000 random 4k write performance. It's backed by a 3-year limited warranty.

Superior PC Experience

In addition to maximum performance, an Agility 3 upgrade promotes cooler, quieter, and more energy efficient conditions compared to traditional mechanical hard drives. With no moving parts, SSDs provide peace of mind with their superior durability and reliability. Read more about SSDs below.

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The OCZ Agility 3 2.5-inch SSD (view larger).

Which OCZ Agility 3 SSD is Right for You?

  AGT3-25SAT3-60G AGT3-25SAT3- 90G AGT3-25SAT3-120G AGT3-25SAT3-180G AGT3-25SAT3-240G AGT3-25SAT3-360G AGT3-25SAT3-480G
Performance
Capacity 60 GB 90 GB 120 GB 180 GB 240 GB 360 GB 480 GB
Maximum Reads 525 MB/s 525 MB/s 525 MB/s 525 MB/s 525 MB/s 525 MB/s 525 MB/s
Maximum Writes 475 MB/s 500 MB/s 500 MB/s 500 MB/s 500 MB/s 495 MB/s 410 MB/s
Random 4K Read 10,000 IOPS 20,000 IOPS 20,000 IOPS 35,000 IOPS 35,000 IOPS 35,000 IOPS 35,000 IOPS
Random 4K Write 50,000 IOPS 50,000 IOPS 50,000 IOPS 50,000 IOPS 45,000 IOPS 25,000 IOPS 22,000 IOPS
Max Random 4K Write 80,000 IOPS 85,000 IOPS 85,000 IOPS 85,000 IOPS 85,000 IOPS 85,000 IOPS 30,000 IOPS
Physical
NAND Components 2Xnm Multi-Level Cell (MLC)
Interface SATA III / 6 Gbps (backwards compatible with SATA II / 3 Gbps)
Form Factor 2.5-inch
NAND Controller SandForce 2281
Dimensions & Weight 99.8 x 69.63 x 9.3mm; 77g
Reliability/Protection
Mean Time Between Failures (MTBF) 2 million hours
Data Path Protection ECC corrects up to 78 random bits/1 KB sector (BCH)
Product Health Monitoring Self-Monitoring, Analysis and Reporting Technology (SMART) Support
Compatibility
Serial ATA (SATA) Fully compliant with Serial ATA International Organization (Serial ATA Revision 3.0) and ATA/ATAPI-8 Standard Native Command Queuing (NCQ)
Operating System Windows XP 32-bit / 64-bit; Windows Vista 32-bit / 64-bit; Windows 7 32-bit / 64-bit; Linux; Mac OS X
Additional Features
Performance Optimization TRIM (requires OS support)
Shock Resistance Up to 1500 grams
Low Power Consumption 2.7W active, 1.5W idle
Service & Support 3-year warranty, toll-free tech support, 24 hour forum support

The SSD Advantage

Whether you're refreshing an older laptop or trying to maximize the potential of the latest platform, SSDs provide substantial benefits over traditional hard drives.

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Greater Durability

Solid State Drives feature a non-mechanical design of NAND flash mounted to circuit boards, shock resistant up to 1500g. Hard disk drives consist of various moving parts making them susceptible to shock and damage.

Faster Performance

SSDs have 100 times greater throughput and instantaneous access times for quicker boot-ups, faster file transfers, and overall snappier performance than hard drives. HDDs can only access the data faster the closer it is from the read/ write heads, while all parts of the SSD can be accessed at once.

Less Power Consumption, Silent Operation, and Lightweight

SSDs use significantly less wattage at peak load than hard disk drives--less than 2W versus 6W for an HDD--delivering longer battery life in notebooks, less power strain on system, and a cooler computing environment. With no moving parts, SSDs run virtually silent in your notebook or PC case to eliminate distracting noises during gaming or entertainment. And SSDs won't weigh down your laptop, netbook, or tablet PC when you're on the go.

cooler

SSDs run much cooler than hard disk drives....
quieter

...and much quieter, too.

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Specifications

Manufacturer Ocz Technology
Mfg Part# AGT3-25SAT3-240G
SKU 221376472
UPC 842024026730
UPC 14 00842024026730
Sales Rank 40730
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