SSDBoss Review Our evaluation of Vector vs Agility 3

read performance

How quickly data is read from the drive

Vector
6.9
Agility 3
5.7
4K Random Read, 4K Random Read Access Time and 512K Sequential Read

write performance

How quickly data is written to the drive

Vector
6.5
Agility 3
6.7
4K Random Write, 4K Random Write Access Time and 512K Sequential Write

real world benchmarks

How well the drive performs common tasks

Vector
7.8
Agility 3
7.6
Windows 7 Boot-up Time, Photoshop Lens Filter and AS SSD ISO Copy

Benchmarks

How well the drive performs on common benchmarks

Vector
7.7
Agility 3
6.9
Passmark Disk Rating, PCMark Vantage, AS SSD Score and 1 more

No winner declared

Too close to call

Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of OCZ Vector

Reasons to consider the
OCZ Vector

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Much larger cache 1,024 MB vs 0 MB Compared to all SSDs, 1,024 MB cache is just OK
Much faster 4k random read 380.71 MB/s vs 98.72 MB/s More than 3.8x faster 4k random read
Higher capacity 512 GB vs 180 GB More than 2.8x higher capacity
Significantly higher passmark rating 4,340 pts vs 2,148 pts More than 2x higher passmark rating
Faster 512K sequential read 531.4 MB/s vs 368.54 MB/s Around 45% faster 512K sequential read
Higher AS SSD score 1,178 pts vs 598 pts More than 95% higher AS SSD score
Much lower 4k random read access time 0.66 ms vs 2.53 ms 3.8x lower 4k random read access time
Faster tom's storage bench application 620 pts vs 452.59 pts More than 35% faster tom's storage bench application
Significantly faster random write 95,000 IOPS vs 50,000 IOPS 90% faster random write
Faster AS SSD ISO copy 393.78 MB/s vs 164.66 MB/s Around 2.5x faster AS SSD ISO copy
Thinner thickness 7 mm vs 9 mm Around 25% thinner thickness
Default view of OCZ Agility 3

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OCZ Agility 3

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Faster 512K sequential write 497.88 MB/s vs 382.44 MB/s More than 30% faster 512K sequential write
Lighter 79 g vs 115 g More than 30% lighter
Significantly higher MTBF 2,000,000 hours vs 1,300,000 hours Around 55% higher MTBF

Benchmarks Real world tests of Vector vs Agility 3

4K Random Read

Vector
380.71 MB/s
Agility 3
98.72 MB/s

4K Random Write

Vector
100.6 MB/s
Agility 3
95.69 MB/s

Windows 7 Boot-up Time

Vector
10 s
Agility 3
10 s

Avg. Power Consumption

Vector
2.4 Watts
Agility 3
2.43 Watts

4K Random Read Access Time

Vector
2.48 ms
Agility 3
2.61 ms

4K Random Write Access Time

Vector
0.66 ms
Agility 3
2.53 ms

Reviews Word on the street

Vector  vs Agility 3 

9.3
8.9
While single-thread random performance is only in the middle of our test group, we see very nice performance at multi-threaded reads.
Vector

8.5
8.0
If that seem incremental, going on insignificant, bear in mind that numbers above 500MB/s for peak throughput are hammering up against the maximum capabilities of the SATA6Gbps interface.
Vector

Overall

8.5 Out of 10
8.1 Out of 10

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