OCZ Agility 3 120GB SATA III 2.5" SSD Review - Benchmarks- PCMark7


PCMark7 is a performance benchmarking suite which tests performance of various areas of your computer.  It also differs from many benchmarks because it simulates typical usage by putting your machine through a gauntlet of tests from loading web pages, virus scans, file transfers, to gaming and starting applications.  When using an SSD, there are two things we'll likely notice for the "typical" user:  loading applications and gaming.  We'll also report the overall PCMark7 Storage Score through all of its drive tests.




In typical usage, we see an attenuation in performance in application start transfer rates and gaming, which have a wide variety of file types and sizes, which may include a larger number of incompressible files, which we saw earlier is where the Agility 3, and asynchronous NAND, in general, struggles.  The performance consistently settles in between an asynchronous MCL NAND- equipped Pyro and the synchronous MLC NAND Pyro SE.  Gaming performance is essentially identical across all drives, so if you're looking to boost your load times, it doesn't particularly matter which one you choose.  If you're particularly worried about booting many applications quickly, or have a generally intensive work environment, an Toggle NAND-equipped drive may likely be the better choice.

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