SSDBoss Review Our evaluation of IBIS HSDL vs Agility 3

read performance

How quickly data is read from the drive

4K Random Read, 4K Random Read Access Time and 512K Sequential Read

write performance

How quickly data is written to the drive

4K Random Write, 4K Random Write Access Time and 512K Sequential Write

real world benchmarks

How well the drive performs common tasks

Windows 7 Boot-up Time, Photoshop Lens Filter and AS SSD ISO Copy

Benchmarks

How well the drive performs on common benchmarks

PCMark Vantage and AS SSD Score

No winner declared

Too close to call

Differences What are the advantages of each

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Reasons to consider the
OCZ IBIS HSDL

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Much faster 4k random write 218.13 MB/s vs 95.69 MB/s More than 2.2x faster 4k random write
Significantly faster 4k random read 257.14 MB/s vs 98.72 MB/s More than 2.5x faster 4k random read
Significantly faster 512K sequential read 710.98 MB/s vs 368.54 MB/s Around 95% faster 512K sequential read
Significantly higher AS SSD score 1,220 pts vs 598 pts More than 2x higher AS SSD score
Significantly lower 4k random read access time 0.97 ms vs 2.53 ms 2.6x lower 4k random read access time
Significantly faster AS SSD ISO copy 532.98 MB/s vs 164.66 MB/s Around 3.2x faster AS SSD ISO copy
Faster sequential write 690 MB/s vs 500 MB/s Around 40% faster sequential write
Lower 4k random write access time 1.15 ms vs 2.61 ms 2.3x lower 4k random write access time
Significantly faster power consumption (Idle) 6.6 Watts vs 1.5 Watts Around 4.5x faster power consumption (Idle)
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OCZ Agility 3

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Much lighter 79 g vs 339 g 4.3x lighter
Much faster windows 7 boot-up time 10 s vs 16.6 s Around 40% faster windows 7 boot-up time
Much faster photoshop lens filter 56.9 s vs 74 s Around 25% faster photoshop lens filter
Much thinner thickness 9 mm vs 25 mm 2.7x thinner thickness
Higher PCMark vantage score 24,951 pts vs 23,141 pts Around 10% higher PCMark vantage score

Benchmarks Real world tests of IBIS HSDL vs Agility 3

4K Random Read

IBIS HSDL
257.14 MB/s
Agility 3
98.72 MB/s

4K Random Write

IBIS HSDL
218.13 MB/s
Agility 3
95.69 MB/s

Windows 7 Boot-up Time

IBIS HSDL
16.6 s
Agility 3
10 s

Avg. Power Consumption

IBIS HSDL
7.84 Watts
Agility 3
2.43 Watts

4K Random Read Access Time

IBIS HSDL
1.15 ms
Agility 3
2.61 ms

4K Random Write Access Time

IBIS HSDL
0.97 ms
Agility 3
2.53 ms

Reviews Word on the street

IBIS HSDL  vs Agility 3 

8.0
8.0
Despite hefty pricing in excess of £500, the 240GB model arguably offers the best combination of value and capacity in the IBIS range.
IBIS HSDL

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