Until recently, the
price gap between SLC and MLC based solid state drives has been massive.
Single-level cell drives can cost anywhere from three to four times the price
of multi-level cell SSDs of the same capacity. Even for the most extreme
hardware enthusiasts, it made very little sense to splurge on an SLC drive
considering the value, size, and continuous performance enhancements occurring
in MLC products. But now, OCZ aims to fill the price gap with the release of
the most affordable SLC drive on the market. The Agility EX Series SSD features
a 60GB capacity, 64MB cache, and the popular Indilinx Barefoot controller.
Advertised performance is expectedly impressive, with read speed up to 255MB/s
and write speed reaching 195MB/s. By combining a new, lower price point with
the advantages of SLC technology, has OCZ finally produced the perfect SSD?
Read on to find out. @ HotHardware