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OCZ Technology Agility 3 240GB SSD Review - Benchmarks - PCMark Vantage Hard Disk Tests

On the surface the OCZ Agility 3 has everything you want in an SSD, but a deeper look reveals a darker side.

| SSDs in Storage | Posted: Jun 8, 2011 9:43 am
TweakTown Rating: 73%Manufacturer: OCZ Technology

PCMark Vantage - Hard Disk Tests

 

Version and / or Patch Used: 1.0.0
Developer Homepage: http://www.futuremark.com
Product Homepage: http://www.futuremark.com/benchmarks/pcmark-vantage/
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PCMark Vantage is the first objective hardware performance benchmark for PCs running 32 and 64 bit versions of Microsoft Windows Vista. PCMark Vantage is perfectly suited for benchmarking any type of Microsoft Windows Vista PC from multimedia home entertainment systems and laptops to dedicated workstations and high-end gaming rigs. Regardless of whether the benchmarker is an artist or an IT Professional, PCMark Vantage shows the user where their system soars or falls flat, and how to get the most performance possible out of their hardware. PCMark Vantage is easy enough for even the most casual enthusiast to use yet supports in-depth, professional industry grade testing.

 

FutureMark has developed a good set of hard disk tests for their PCMark Vantage Suite. Windows users can count on Vantage to show them how a drive will perform in normal day to day usage scenarios. For most users these are the tests that matter since many of the old hat ways to measure performance have become ineffective to measure true Windows performance.

 

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HDD1 - Windows Defender
HDD2 - Gaming
HDD3 - Windows Photo Gallery
HDD4 - Vista Startup
HDD5 - Windows Movie Maker
HDD6 - Windows Media Center
HDD7 - Windows Media Player
HDD8 - Application Loading

 

Now that we have the synthetics out of the way, we can get down to real world tests. The OCZ Agility 3 performs at the same speed as the Vertex 3 240GB in the default PCMark Vantage test. Unfortunately this is another 'on the surface' test. At one time we'd be impressed with these results, but that time has come and gone.

 

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