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OCZ Agility 4 256 GB SSD

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OCZ's Agility 4 is positioned as a high-end, mid-range drive based on Indilinx Everest 2 controller technology. Our real-life performance testing will investigate whether this drive is a worthy opponent of the SandForce drives available on the market now.

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However, all things considered, personally, I would buy the OCZ Vertex 3, which comes at the same $190 price, but trades 16 GB of capacity (6.25%) for 14% more performance - certainly worth it.
Agreed. The SandForce controller is a mature product. At this point we don't have enough time to see how well the new Everest controllers are holding up long term.
 

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Are some tests flawed?! Avast for one... shows l;ike 20 seconds to do its scan... Well why when doing the same scan here and even scanning more Gb's bringing me a much much faster scan speed? 6 sec for scan #1 and 2 seconds every run after that.. What am I missing out on?
 

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Are some tests flawed?! Avast for one... shows l;ike 20 seconds to do its scan... Well why when doing the same scan here and even scanning more Gb's bringing me a much much faster scan speed? 6 sec for scan #1 and 2 seconds every run after that.. What am I missing out on?
our test scans all files and doesn't use hashes to skip already scanned files, in c:\windows\system32
 
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Someone who joined 4 days ago edited W1zz's post? :wtf: Who is this ogharaei? A new addition to the TPU army? Is he.... local? :laugh:
 

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I had Agility 2 than Agility 3 and no way if I gonna buy Agility 4. Samsung 830 and Crucial M4 are the best ;).
 
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I'm surprised it wasn't DOA.
 
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Mine was. Shipped back today, home the next one works out.
 
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The worst packaging I have ever encountered with an SSD!

Nice review, though :)