OCZ Agility 3 120GB SATA III 2.5" SSD Review - Test Setup

Test Setup

Test System:

CPU: Intel i5-2500

Motherboard: MSI P67A-GD55

RAM: 2x4GB Patriot Viper Xtreme II 1600MHz DDR3

GPU: eVGA GTX 560Ti Crysis 2 Edition

OS HDD: Patriot Pyro 60GB SSD

Secondary HDD: OCZ Agility 3 120GB SSD


Benchmark testing which targets various areas of SSD performance, from random to sequential reads and writes with varying file sizes, as well as a simulation of a typical user environment was conducted on a clean, empty drive.  The exception being our original reference SSD, the Patriot Pyro 60GB SSD, which contains the system's operating system, and several core programs, so it was tested partially filled, which will mostly affect its write performance.  We will be focusing our comparison on the other 120GB drives equipped with Toggle NAND, the Patriot Wildfire and the Vertex 3 Max IOPS, as they're the next step up in performance, as well as cost.

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