“The Agility EX offers consumers the most cost effective SLC solid state storage solution on the market, and when customers take all the benefits of SLC into consideration, the total cost of ownership of these drives truly shines through.”
It is with this statement, that OCZ announce the release of their new Solid State Disk drive, the Agility EX. What makes the Agility EX special, in a market that has seen the proverbial floodgates open in terms of SSD drives available from a variety of manufacturers, is that like Intel’s Intel X25-E of the same size(64GB), the Agility EX makes use of single level cell flash rather than multiple level cell flash. What this means for the consumer is simple: faster speeds and greater reliability, albeit at the cost of disk space. The good news doesn’t end there, as OCZ plans to market the Agility EX for around $399(around R3150), far cheaper than the price of Intel’s X25-E, which is still hovering around the $650(R5100) mark. Boasting 255MB/s read and 195MB/s write speeds, the Agility EX is at the apex of SSD performance today, at a price that is now viable to many more consumers, reaching out further than the X25-E has in the past.