by Mark Kidd

OCZ Agility 4 SSD Targets Price-To-Performance

OCZ Technology Group has announced its Agility 4 SSD series, featuring a 6Gbps SATA III interface and the Indilinx Everest 2 controller platform recently introduced in their flagship Vertex 4 SSD series. According to OCZ benchmarks, the Agility 4 delivers transfer rates of up to 400MB/s and up to 85,000 random write IOPS. These benchmarks and OCZ's aggressive Agility series pricing together position the Agility 4 to become a leader in SSD price-to-performance.

Manufacturer benchmarks indicate that the transactional performance of Everest 2 has doubled from the original Everst controllers for many common applications. The dual-core Everest 2 controller architecture includes an advanced error correction code (ECC) engine, dynamic wear-leveling, auto encryption, and Indilinx Ndurance 2.0 technology to extend NAND flash operating life.

Agility 4 Specifications

  • Capacities: 64GB, 128GB, 256GB, 512GB
  • NAND Components: 2Xnm Asynchronous Multi-Level Cell (MLC)
  • Interface: SATA III / 6Gbps (backwards compatible with SATA II / 3Gbps)
  • Form Factor: 2.5 Inch
  • NAND Controller: Indilinx Everest 2
  • DRAM Cache: Up to 1GB
  • Dimensions (L x W x H): 99.8 x 69.63 x 9.3 mm
  • MTBF: 2 million hours
  • Data Path Protection: ECC corrects up to 78 random bits/1KB
  • Data Encryption: 256-bit AES-compliant, ATA Security Mode Features
  • Product Health Monitoring: Self-Monitoring, Analysis and Reporting Technology (SMART) Support
  • Power Consumption: Idle: 1.3W Active: 2.5W
  • Operating Temperature: 0°C ~ 70°C
  • Ambient Temperature: 0°C ~ 55°C
  • Storage Temperature: -45°C ~ 85°C
  • Shock Resistance: 1500G

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