Reviews and Problems with OCZ Agility 4 Series (AGT4-25SAT3)
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Worked good for 1 year
Douglas S., Newegg
23 June 2013
Summary: Trying to figure out how to contact OCZ about getting it replaced, or at least checked out to see if it is totally dead.
Pros: Easy to install, fast.
Cons: Seemed to start having issues after about 6 months of use. Could be laptop related, or SSD releated, uncertain. Seemed like anytime I would pack it up and put in my backpack I would have to unseat and reseat it multiple times before the bios would see it again, and then finally after a year it shows in bios, but is stuck trying to load into windows. If I boot from my other drive it doesn't show up unless I hotswap it. Then it will be there for maybe 30 seconds and van...
Summary: I have bought the SanDisk drives since the first one failed on me. The second one has held up and worked well but I have never had a SanDisk equivalent fail so I feel more comfortable with those. I sent the first failed one in and it was exchanged by OCZ without any hassle other than having to wait for it.
Summary: I picked this up with the intention of using it as my main drive for the operating system. So far with solid state drives I have not had any luck getting them to drive the operating system. After installing the operating system on this drive I would experience errors. Finally just gave up and now use it as extra storage.
Summary: Background: I purchased a 120GB OCZ Vertex 2 a while back for my laptop (SATA II). Said Vertex 2 averaged about 50MB/sec random reads (used Defraggler to benchmark the drive about 10 times to get my average). I bought the Agility 4 purely for the extra space, expecting it to perform to par with my Vertex 2, since it uses the SATA III spec. Was I ever wrong. It averages about 30MB/sec random reads, which is nearly 50% slower.
Pros: Decent read speeds (avg. 30MB/sec), good storage size for the price I paid back when I bought it.
Cons: Slower than an older OCZ Vertex 2 drive. A LOT slower.
Summary: Notes on my system specs: Fresh install no running apps just Bart's Stuff Test v5.14 Motherboard: GigaByte - GA-870A-UD3 CPU: AMD Socket AM3 1055T 6 Core GPU: Nvidia GTX 680 RAM: 8GB at 1866Mhz PSU: 850W OS: Windows 7 I am not sure as to why the speed dropped so much in the test. It is possible that the program was designed to slow the read and writes down that i tested with, how ever the reason i chose to test the drive in the first place was because i noticed that my...
Pros: Drive is almost as fast as advertised, I ran Bart's Stuff Test v5.14 on the drive and got an average write for the first 4 min. was 253 mb/s. My max write was 284.8 mb/s. The max read speed I was able to record was 235.4 mb/s, with an average of 168.4 mb/s. The max random write speed was 284.8 mb/s with and average of 64.5 mb/s. <-not really a pro :P I stopped testing at this time I was 27 min in and the stats just didn't measure up to as advertised.
Cons: After the first 4 min the drive speed dropped to 54.1 mb/s and that remained my average. Scored a 6.7 windows 7 score just like my HDD (Hard Disc Drive),
Summary: I will be buying another SSD, but probably not this one.
Pros: I guess it working would be a pro. Once my computer is started i guess it works like it should.
Cons: Don't see a big difference compared to my 7200 RPM Seagate HDD which this drive replaced. Takes about 23-27 seconds to load windows 7, even with the GUI start up graphics disabled, which is comparable to drives slower than 7200. Should be much faster as I have an 8 Core OC'd to 4.6 ghz with 8 Gig's of RAM. My lowest score on my Windows Index is the SSD, only scoring in at a 6.7. I have also received a few disk read errors on restart, or power up. I'm going to try to s...
Summary: This drive is not compatible with SATA II MacBook Pros (MBP). Mine is a model 5,3. Apparently the drive will not scale down to SATA II when using the Nvidia chip set. My Mac could not see the drive when installed internally, but could in an external USB housing. It doesn't matter what OS you have the problem is at the hardware level. I believe that the drive works fine, but is a problem in many MBPs.
Summary: I have had the same problem as others mentioned. I was getting blue screens for no reasons then one day when the system rebooted, the BIOS could not find the SSD. I went in to the BIOS and pointed it to boot to the SSD but on reboot all I got was a black sceen with no Windows logo. After 5 minutes it went back into the BIOS. Now the SSD was gone from the BIOS. I rebooted, the SSD came back in the BIOS but again on reboot, just a black screen.