OCZ debuts Agility 4 solid-state drives


— 9:58 AM on May 30, 2012

In recent years, OCZ seems to have eased the frantic pace of its SSD releases. The company is still churning out new drives on a fairly regular basis, though. The latest new model is the Agility 4, a "value-oriented" 2.5-inch drive based on the Indilinx Everest 2 controller.

That same Everest 2 controller also powers OCZ's Vertex 4 drive. As we learned last month, though, the controller is actually re-branded Marvell silicon driven by OCZ's own, proprietary firmware... not that there's anything wrong with that.

In any case, the new Agility looks rather decent. The drive features "2Xnm" flash, 6Gbps SATA, a three-year warranty, and transfer rates as high as 400MB/s for both sequential reads and sequential writes. Only the 256GB and 512GB drives reach those top speeds, though. OCZ says the 128GB model only writes at 300MB/s, and the 64GB Agility 4 has top read and write speeds of 300MB/s and 200MB/s, respectively.

Sadly, the company's official announcement doesn't quote prices. Based on its specs, though, I'd expect the Agility 4 to slot in under the Vertex 4. That would mean pricing somewhere below $149.99 for a 128GB drive.

   
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