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OCZ Agility 3 240 GB

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OCZ's Agility 3 is the company's latest mid-range solid state drive based on the Sandforce SF-2281 which supports the SATA 6 Gbps interface. As flash chips Micron 25 nm chips are used which promise to provide excellent performance for this 240 GB SSD.

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I love how you don't use synthetic benchmarks which are kind of pointless. Maybe 1 more game level load test would be nice, something really big (what has huge load times).
Gonna buy myself a C300 soon since it's so cheap and blazing read/load speeds.

P.S. excellent review! Keep those SSD review coming! (OCZ Solid 3, Intel 310, Wildfire left haha!)
 
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I know that Empire Total War can take a time to load on my system, but that may be related to my cpu as well, maybe (pc in specs).
 
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any games you have in mind ?

Not on my mind, no :p

But something that is popular, like one of the FPS. I almost suggested a MMO-RPG but that can produce random results as at different times it has to load different models (more or less npcs or players nearby).
 

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I almost suggested a MMO-RPG but that can produce random results as at different times it has to load different models (more or less npcs or players nearby).

yep, also it's a pain with rebenching when they release a new patch
 

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I'll keep my Agility 2, because it is not worth to upgrade. Thanks for the review:).
 

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for long load testing

Try Shogun II, maxed settings with DX11 enabled

DX11 shaders take a long time to load so hopefully an SSD would make for shorter battle load times, which are in the multiple minute range sometimes as high as 5mins on a standard HDD.
 

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for long load testing

Try Shogun II, maxed settings with DX11 enabled

DX11 shaders take a long time to load so hopefully an SSD would make for shorter battle load times, which are in the multiple minute range sometimes as high as 5mins on a standard HDD.

i have only intel igp in the test system :) and no plan to change
 

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aw crap never mind then w1zz, i just know that the DX11 effects take forever to load figured it would be a good test, but no gpu well hmm not much i offer other then that its the only game i know of with extreme load times.
 

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@ w1zzard...

I read another review, where the drive doesn't actually fit in a laptop, as the drive is larger than specs show. Was this the case with your sample as well?
 
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