With the Agility 4, OCZ is using a transparent plastic blister pack; the company's other SSDs come in a cardboard box which I prefer.
You will receive:
- The SSD
- OCZ sticker
The drive conforms to the dimensions set forth by the 2.5" form factor. It is made from metal which improves its durability.
Like most recent SSDs, OCZ's Agility 4 uses the SATA 6 Gbps interface. It is compatible with any other SATA standard, but will, in such a case, work at reduced performance.
On the PCB, you will find the SSD controller in the center surrounded by 16 flash chips which are located on both sides. The two smaller chips are the DRAM memory for the controller.
As controller, Indilinx's Everest 2 M2502128T048SX22 is used. As we reported here, OCZ confirmed that the controller is a rebranded Marvell controller which is overclocked and runs OCZ firmware.
The 16 flash chips are branded OCZ, but we are quite sure they are rebadged IMFlash (Intel-Micron alliance) 25 nanometer NAND flash. Each chip has a capacity of 16 GB.