Reviews and Problems with OCZ Agility 3 Series (AGT3-25SAT3)
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not as fast as they say...
Mr. C. Thomasson "Chris-UK808", Amazon
7 June 2013
Summary: speed description as changed on this sell since i bought mine which was advertised as double these advertised speeds.. (fishy) soon found out what speed these drives did with the common ssd drive speed test s/w and what rubbish compared to the vertex drive of same maker. this drive below beats the hell out of this drive, if advertised correctly that is..
Summary: First one died, got replaced by a new one... Second one stopped working, reformatted, installed Win again, and nothing, OS says there's a hardware failure on the disk. Dont waste your money with this one...
Summary: After updating the firmware with the use of a friend's windows based computer, I have had no more problems with the drive. However, due to the poor out of the box performance and the hassle of taking the drive back out to use another computer to update the firmware before I could even make use of it, I would not recommend this product.
Pros: Improved boot time over an HDD.
No lag or drive noise.
Comes back from Hibernation & Sleep quickly.
Cons: When first installed, my computer would not run the OS (Ubuntu 12.04 or Ubuntu 10.04) for more than 15 minutes at a time without freezing up. Sometimes it would freeze immediately upon booting.
Could not get OCZ's Linux based firmware update tool to work.
9 weeks after purchase, I'm still waiting for the mail in rebate to arrive.
Summary: Make sure you have AHCI enabled in bios before OS install. OCZ uses absolute maximum ratings for the 500MB/s numbers. You will not get these in real life. A detailed discussion can be found via google but all you really need to look at is this product sheet:http://www.ocztechnology.com/res/manuals/OCZ_Agility3_Product_sheet.pdf Real world read/writes are significantly less. Don't make my mistake, spend the extra money for better drive such as vertex 3.
Pros: -Decent Performance
-Good Reading Speed
Cons: -So-so write speed
-Inconsistent performance based on compressible/non-compressible data
Pros: I was using it for Intel Smart Response caching. It was nice & quick but then it died after 1 month of use. BIOS would hang whenever it was detecting drives and reached the SATA port this one was connected to. Confirmed to be dead when tested on another computer.
Dropped it off for warranty. Will see how long it lasts when I get it or a new one back but from my experience I wouldn't recommend one in a critical situation.
Summary: It's a very fast drive and would work well for those who do shut down their computer's nightly. The drive supports TRIM, but the Marvel 9138 SATA 3 controller on most mother boards does not. You need to plug it into the SATA 2 controller if you want TRIM.
Pros: The drive was easy to install and only took a couple minutes to get my BIOS to boot to it. Booting up is nice and fast once my BIOS was done. My BIOS takes about 40 seconds to find everything, then Windows boots in 14 seconds.
Cons: It has issues. My first drive would disconnect itself from the SATA controller around three days after booting. This caused blue screens of course. I had it replaced within the 30 day window for another one. This one disconnects itself about 3 weeks after booting, again causing blue screens. How does one prove that it's flaky if it takes 3 or weeks to fail? This issue is talked about on the OCZ forums and could be firmware related.
Summary: A great piece of hardware now that I run firmware 2.09 on it, it took me an entire afternoon to figure out what was wrong, how to fix it, and how to install the firmware update. Frankly the fact that OCZ thinks this level of effort is reasonable for a firmware update is absolutely ridiculous. Things do work great now, if you buy this product, read the guide on updating the firmware ahead of time so you know what you have to do in order for this hardware to even work.
Pros: Fast read times, works great with Windows 7 on a desktop computer. Cheap given the market for SSD, I put windows/office and starcraft II on here for high performance of most commonly used applications. Works great, now.
Cons: This is preloaded with firmware version 2.06 which is absolute garbage. My computer would blue screen 1-2 times a day and would definitely blue screen within 2 hours of media streaming. The solution is to update the firmware which would be fine if (1): If it was more obvious the harddrive firmware is at fault when you just put together a brand new rig and (2): if updating firmware didnt require you to install linux onto a USB key and run the linux firmware update, win...
Excerpt: Rapport qualité/prix OK Pour résoudre son bug (le pc se fige et plante), il faut faire une mise à jour du firmware, ce qui n'est pas très évident pour les débutants. Ou plutot, une fois qu'on a installé plein de chose et que le problème survient à ce moment là. En terme de vitesse, heureusement que c'est annoncé en vitesse théorique. Donc on peut dire que c'est du premier prix à qualité de premier prix également.
Summary: Bisher verliefen alle meine Bemühungen, die Transferraten der Platte annähernd auf die Herstellerangaben zu bringen, ergebnislos. Weder eine Korrektur des Alignments noch sonstige Maßnahmen führten bisher zum Erfolg. AS SSD kommt auf max. 200 MB lesen und 75 MB schreiben an einem SATA3-Controller (P8P67). Alle unter WIN7 64 beschriebenen Maßnahmen wurden durchgeführt. Meine alte SAMSUNG HD ist da in einigen Schreib-Disziplinen schneller gewesen.
OCZ Agility 3 Series SSD 120GB MLC 2.5zoll SATA600
25 September 2012
Summary: Die SSD hat als Systemplatte eine schnelle HDD im Notebook ersetzt. Es ist schon erstaunlich, wie flott dieses beim Start und den Reaktionen auf Eingaben damit trotz nicht mehr ganz taufrischer CPU (Core2Duo P 8600) geworden ist. Der Spaß an der Geschwindigkeit hielt jedoch nicht lange an - nach 3 Monaten fror das System ein. Danach wurde die SSD (auch an anderen Rechnern) nicht mehr erkannt. Dieses Schicksal teilt sie mit zwei Vertex 2-SSD´s ...