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OCZ Technology 240GB Agility 3 Series SATA 6Gb/s 2.5-Inch Midrange Performance Solid State Drive (SSD) with Max 525MB/s Read and  Max 85K IOPS- AGT3-25SAT3-240G

by OCZ
344 customer reviews

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240 GB
  • Max Read: up to 525MB/s; Max Write: up to 500MB/s
  • Random Write 4KB: 45,000 IOPS; Maximum 4K Random Write: 85,000 IOPS
  • MTBF: 2 million hours
  • Compatible with Windows 7, Vista, XP 32-bit/64-bit, Mac OSX, Linux
  • Operating Temp: 0°C-70°C; Ambient Temp: 0°C-55°C; Storage Temp: -45°C-85°C
  • Low Power Consumption: 2.7W Active, 1.5W Idle; Shock Resistant up to 1500G
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Product Description

Size:240 GB

Product Description

OCZ Technology 240GB Agility 3 SATA 6Gb/s 2.5-Inch Midrange Performance Solid State Drive (SSD) with Max 525MB/s Read and  Max 85K IOPS- AGT3-25SAT3-240G

Designed and built to provide an exceptional balance of performance and value, the OCZ Agility 3 SATA III Series solid state drive implements the cutting-edge SATA 6 Gbps interface to deliver excellent sequential and random data transfer rates, significantly improving your computing experience over hard drives.

This model of the 2.5-inch Agility 3 (AGT3-25SAT3-240G) offers 240 GB of storage capacity, a 500 MB/s maximum write speed, and up to 45,000 random 4k write performance. It's backed by a 3-year limited warranty.

The OCZ Agility 3 2.5-inch SSD (view larger).

Superior PC Experience

In addition to maximum performance, an Agility 3 upgrade promotes cooler, quieter, and more energy efficient conditions compared to traditional mechanical hard drives. With no moving parts, SSDs provide peace of mind with their superior durability and reliability. Read more about SSDs below.

At a Glance
240 GB Agility 3 SATA III
2.5-Inch SSD
At a Glance
  • Up to 525 MB/s maximum reads and 500 MB/s of maximum writes

  • Up to 35,000 random 4K reads and 45,000 random 4K writes

  • SandForce 2281 NAND controller

  • Compatible with Windows-, Mac- and Linux-based systems

  • 3-year limited warranty
At a Glance

Which OCZ Agility 3 SSD is Right for You?

  AGT3-25SAT3-60G AGT3-25SAT3-90G AGT3-25SAT3-120G AGT3-25SAT3-180G AGT3-25SAT3-240G AGT3-25SAT3-360G AGT3-25SAT3-480G
Capacity 60 GB 90 GB 120 GB 180 GB 240 GB 360 GB 480 GB
Maximum Reads 525 MB/s 525 MB/s 525 MB/s 525 MB/s 525 MB/s 525 MB/s 525 MB/s
Maximum Writes 475 MB/s 500 MB/s 500 MB/s 500 MB/s 500 MB/s 495 MB/s 410 MB/s
Random 4k Read 10,000 IOPS 20,000 IOPS 20,000 IOPS 35,000 IOPS 35,000 IOPS 35,000 IOPS 35,000 IOPS
Random 4k Write 50,000 IOPS 50,000 IOPS 50,000 IOPS 50,000 IOPS 45,000 IOPS 25,000 IOPS 22,000 IOPS
Max Random 4k Write 80,000 IOPS 85,000 IOPS 85,000 IOPS 85,000 IOPS 85,000 IOPS 85,000 IOPS 30,000 IOPS
NAND Components 2Xnm Multi-Level Cell (MLC)
Interface SATA III / 6 Gbps
(backwards compatible with SATA II / 3 Gbps)
Form Factor 2.5-inch
NAND Controller SandForce 2281
Dimensions 99.8 x 69.63 x 9.3mm
Weight 77g

More Specifications

  • Mean Time Between Failures (MTBF): 2 million hours
  • Data Path Protection: ECC corrects up to 78 random bits per 1 KB sector (BCH)
  • Product Health Monitoring: Self-Monitoring, Analysis and Reporting Technology (SMART) Support
  • Serial ATA (SATA): Fully compliant with Serial ATA International Organization (Serial ATA Revision 3.0) and ATA/ATAPI-8 Standard Native Command Queuing (NCQ)
  • Operating System: Windows XP 32-bit / 64-bit; Windows Vista 32-bit / 64-bit; Windows 7 32-bit / 64-bit; Linux; Mac OS X
Additional Features
  • Native TRIM support (requires OS support)
  • Shock resistant up to 1500G
  • Low power consumption (2.7W active, 1.5W idle)
  • Service & Support: 3-year warranty, toll-free tech support, 24 hour forum support

The SSD Advantage

Whether you're refreshing an older laptop or trying to maximize the potential of the latest platform, SSDs provide substantial benefits over traditional hard drives.

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Greater Durability

Solid State Drives feature a non-mechanical design of NAND flash mounted to circuit boards, shock resistant up to 1500g. Hard disk drives consist of various moving parts making them susceptible to shock and damage.

Faster Performance

SSDs have 100 times greater throughput and instantaneous access times for quicker boot-ups, faster file transfers, and overall snappier performance than hard drives. HDDs can only access the data faster the closer it is from the read/ write heads, while all parts of the SSD can be accessed at once.

Less Power Consumption, Silent Operation, and Lightweight

SSDs use significantly less wattage at peak load than hard disk drives--less than 2W versus 6W for an HDD--delivering longer battery life in notebooks, less power strain on system, and a cooler computing environment. With no moving parts, SSDs run virtually silent in your notebook or PC case to eliminate distracting noises during gaming or entertainment. And SSDs won't weigh down your laptop, netbook, or tablet PC when you're on the go.

SSDs run much cooler than hard disk drives...
...and much quieter, too.

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Product Details

Size: 240 GB
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.6 x 5 inches ; 3.2 ounces
  • Shipping Weight: 5.6 ounces
  • Domestic Shipping: Item can be shipped within U.S.
  • International Shipping: This item is not eligible for international shipping. Learn More
  • ASIN: B004Z0S6S4
  • Item model number: AGT3-25SAT3-240G
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (344 customer reviews)
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  • Product Warranty: For warranty information about this product, please click here
  • Date first available at May 2, 2011

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Customer Reviews

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357 of 414 people found the following review helpful By That Guy on September 12, 2011
Size: 120 GB
This drive is garbage. I truly hate it. I know those are strong words, but I've lost hours of my life trying to troubleshoot this accursed piece of technology. I've contacted OCZ a handful of times, and if I'm lucky to even get a reply, it's never helpful. Do not buy this drive. Having said that, here's my original review:

To get this drive to the point of proper operation was a huge headache. I purchased this device because of its price. For the size and speed of this disk, it is the best priced unit on the market. When I purchased the drive, I knew that there was a firmware/freezing/BSOD issue. Because I'm above average when it comes to technology, I figured I would be able to overcome these hurdles with relative ease. I was wrong. It took a ton of learning, reading, and frustration to get this unit functioning -- and even now, it is not 100%. The 20 or 30 dollars you may save with this device is not worth it, in my opinion. In an effort to save all of you some hassle though, here's what worked for me:

Two things to do. Update the firmware to 2.11 and change your SATA Controller driver. You may want to change the driver first, or else the OCZ firmware technology may not work properly.

1. Your Windows Driver. In Windows 7, go in to Device Manager>IDE ATA/ATAPI controllers>SATA Controller.

Right click it and pull up properties, then "driver" tab. Are you running the Microsoft driver (msahci)? If so, try the Intel SATA AHCPI driver instead. Google "Intel AHCI" [edited to reference newest driver] and download the driver. Install it for your SATA controller by going back in to device manager, opening the driver for the sata controller, and updating the driver by pointing windows to the folder with the intel driver.
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42 of 47 people found the following review helpful By Bill on August 14, 2011
Size: 120 GB Verified Purchase
I had a horrific time getting this drive to work as a replacement in my mid-2010 MacBook Pro (MC375LL/A), but ironically, I only experienced issues under Mac OS X (Snow Leopard and Lion). While the installers for Snow Leopard and Lion and their respective Disk Utility applications both failed to recognize the existence of my new hard drive altogether when booted directly from DVD, the installer for Windows 7 happily recognized the drive right from the get-go and threw itself onto it. I managed to get Mac OS X Lion installed on the new drive by popping my old hard drive into a USB enclosure, booting Mac OS X Lion from the old hard drive by holding down Option at power-up, and running the Mac OS X Lion installer from there, pointing it at the new drive; I never could get this method to work with Snow Leopard. Once up and running, however, it was all but reliable with constant beach-balling, even under little to no CPU load, that required a hard power-off to escape from each time it happened. All applicable Mac OS X software updates were installed, my MacBook has the latest firmware installed, and I confirmed that the new hard drive shipped with the latest firmware version (2.11 as of today) as well via System Information, to no avail. The performance gains when the drive *did* work were absolutely huge--16 seconds to boot from a completely powered-off MacBook to the Mac OS X Lion desktop--but without reliability, the theoretical performance gains are overshadowed by constant frustration. Sadly, I'll be returning the drive to Amazon.
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56 of 69 people found the following review helpful By Neokanobi on November 2, 2011
Size: 120 GB

I bought brand new components to build a new PC so everything was new. I had just installed Win7 Enterprise 64 bit on my new OCZ SSD (first time using a SSD) and as soon as I would log in to Windows a few minutes later everything started to slow down, desktop icons would Disappear and it would freeze up and right after I got a BLUE SCREEN of DEATH (BSOD).

Since everything was new on my PC I started testing all the major components to see where the (BSOD) issue was coming from until I got to the SSD and I saw that this was the BSOD issue.

My new motherboard Asus P8z68V Pro bios recognize the SSD with no issues.

Checked the forums and OCZ forum and they were saying to upgrade the firmware (what's new they all say that) so I did that and upgraded to version 2.15. And I did it twice in different times to ensure the upgrade was successfully. And I got both times the confirmation that the upgrade was successful.

I start seeing that in the forums all over a bunch of people were having the same type of problem that I was and I started to have a "bad feeling about this."

I tried to reinstall Windows 7 after the firmware update and when I get to the part of window installation that ask you to select the hard drive that you want to install I selected it and clicked next and when Windows starts to upload the installation files and have a percentage status info to show it would hang on 0% and after that I would get the following:

" Windows cannot be installed to this disk the computer's hardware may not support boot into this disk...
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