OCZ's Agility 2 series is a serious performer as our tests showed. The SandForce-1200 controller seems to have a great potential offering solid sequential throughput and very fast random access times across a range of transfer sizes. You may experience reading and writing speeds that reach the 250MB/sec. The SF-1200 also showed a great performance when the SSD handled random writes with larger transfer sizes, and this was proved in our IOMeter workloads that contained a mix of read and write operations.
The Agility 2 drive also supports TRIM function under Windows 7, however XP users should wait until a TRIM utility being released to the market. The retail package includes a very useful 3.5" bracket for users who plan installing it at a desktop system. The drive is also backed by a 3-year warranty - which is currently typical for this category of SSDs.
The drive's retail price is slightly higher than other comparable drives (for example Crucial's RealSSD 300 series) but OCZ's solution offers higher writing speeds.
We almost forgot to mention that OCZ's Vertex 2 series is also based on the same system and a special firmware allows up to 40K IOPS! However, you will have to spend more for a Vertex 2 SSD. Being among the the cheapest 60GB SandForce-based drive available out there, we can easily suggest this solid state drive to all users who wish to get a real upgrade for their desktop/laptop systems.
+ Very high reading/writing performance
+ Includes 3.5" mounting bracket for desktop systems
+ OCZ Toolbox offers advanced features
+ Drive worked great during our benchmark
+ Supports TRIM command
+ 3 years of warranty
+ Active forum community
- Retail price is higher than competition