Let us continue with the benchmark results. SATA2 drives are currently tested with an ASRock M3A790GXH/128M motherboard and SATA3 drives are currently tested with an ASRock 890GX Extreme3 motherboard. At present, Microsoft Windows 7 RC Ultimate Edition is used as the operating system.
The SSD drive speed was examined and compared with the following benchmark software:
The SSD benchmark values offers a very good reference point of the maximal possible reading and writing performance, the speed with smaller files and the respective access time. The 120GB OCZ drive achieved above all an amazing high sequential reading rate. With approximately 200 MB/s the maximum transfer rate of the Serial ATA interface was not reached yet completely, but the result is nice for this price segment. The write performance was approximately 130 MB/s and the total core reached thereby 138 points.
Here is a Snipping screenshot of the AS SSD benchmark results:
And here is a Snipping screenshot of the AS SSD iops results to measure the input/output speed:
The comparison of the AS SSD benchmark results is extended with each new HDD/SSD test. With the first SSD test on ocinside.de, the comparison is of course not very interesting, but the diagram is updated shortly.
Here is a comparison of the AS SSD benchmark values, which are getting updated with soon coming drives:
The ATTO disk benchmark values gives a very good overview about the write and read rate on different file sizes. More than 160 MB/s write speed with larger transfer sizes are pleasingly high and the result of the reading speed is with 220 MB/s starting from 64 KB transfer size also well. Smaller transfer sizes below approx. 16 KB should be a little bit faster regarding the reading speed.
Here is a Snipping screenshot of the ATTO Disk benchmark values:
The ATTO disk of benchmark values are compared with a small transfer size of 32KB and a large transfer size of 8192KB. The bar chart already shows a first comparison to a 1TB hard disk drive of the next review.
Here is a comparison of the ATTO disk benchmark values, which are getting updated with soon coming drives:
With CrystalDiskMark one receives a balanced measurement of the performance with different transfer sizes.
Here is a Snipping screenshot of the CrystalDiskMark values:
The following diagram shows the CrystalDiskMark results once again compared with other SSDs and platter drives, which are extended step by step. In the CrystalDiskMark comparison one can already see the differences to a usual disk drive, since the reading and writing performance is clearly faster in all results.
Here is a comparison of the CrystalDiskMark values, which are getting updated with soon coming drives:
With the HD Tach benchmark values one can recognize the gradient of the performance. In the coming test one will be able to see again a good comparison to platter disk drive, which will drop from the beginning to the end. The OCZ Agility 120GB SSD shows two performance break-downs at the beginning and in the center. Also the Garbage Collection Wiper software didn’t help in this case and didn’t change these two fluctuations. The rest is like usual with other SSDs: A constant speed and extremely low access times.
Here is a Snipping screenhot of the HD Tach benchmark values:
The comparison of the HD Tach benchmark results shows already very impressive, how fast the reading speed and the average access time of the OCZ Agility 120GB is. Upcoming tests will show, how this result looks compared to other SSDs.
Here is a comparison of the HD Tach benchmark values, which are getting updated with soon coming drives:
Of course, SiSoftware Sandra benchmark should not be missing in this test series. SiSoftware offers with their SiSoft Sandra program a very comprehensive tool for some years, which contains a lot of tools to get very reliable test results of all hardware components. The average access time of the OCZ Agility 128GB SSD was in SiSoftware Sandra with 50us also very low and underscores once again the previous tests.
Here is a Snipping screenshot of the SiSoftware Sandra benchmark values:
Here is a comparison of the SiSoftware Sandra benchmark values, which are getting updated with soon coming drives: