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OCZ Agility EX 60GB SSD Review On Linux

Nov 12, 2009, 14:03 (0 Talkback[s])
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"The OCZ Agility EX looks just like the Agility SSD but with the obvious labeling differences. Unlike the Agility series, the EX version is only available in a 60GB capacity (actually, 64GB is the unformatted capacity) and its read performance is rated for 255MB/s, its write performance up to 195MB/s, and sustained writes up to 100MB/s. Again, there is 64MB of cache on this SSD (similar to the Agility series) but with SLC NAND storage compared to the MLC memory on the former Agility. The Agility EX firmware also supports TRIM, which has been supported by the Linux kernel going back to the 2.6.28 release.

"Chances are you are already familiar with the technologies behind solid-state drives and their fundamentals from other Phoronix reviews or articles elsewhere, so we will continue with our area of focus, which is the Linux performance."

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