“Lately it seems like everyone is releasing new solid state drives. Recently we reviewed the Vertex series drive from OCZ, which was one of their performance drives based on the ever popular Indilinx Barefoot controller. The thing about SSD drives is that they are still quite expensive. OCZ realizes this and has released a mainstream drive that is basically identical to the Vertex series of drives except it uses different NAND chips, they are calling it the Agility series. This change allows OCZ to aggressively price the Agility series, let’s take a look.”
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- Thecus N5500 NAS @ Bjorn3D
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Source: Think Computers
An SSD that only costs $230, on the market, as opposed to $300-ish if you can find it for sale, is a rather attractive buy, even if it is only 60GB. OCZ has used different NAND chips to bring down the price of this drive which raised the question of performance impact in the minds of those at Think Computers. Delving into the performance numbers, Think Computers had a pleasant surprise and you will as well if you read the full review.