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OCZ Solid 2 SSD

Michael Larabel

Published on 11 June 2010
Written by Michael Larabel
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With 12 Dbench clients the three OCZ solid-state drives performed more closely to one another, while the Agility EX still came out on top followed by the Solid 2.

For a second time, the Solid 2 came out ahead of the Agility EX. This time around it was with the FS-Mark test using 1,000 files of 1MB size where the Solid 2 could handle double the number of files per second as the Agility and Agility EX.

With PostMark the EXT4 file-system performance across the three SATA solid-state drives was close, but the Solid 2 actually came out slightly ahead.

The OCZ Solid 2 64GB SSD performed very well in our testing and we are certainly pleased with its performance -- it's faster than the OCZ Agility and in select disk tests, even the higher-end Agility EX. The OCZ Solid 2 64GB SSD (OCZSSD2-2SLD60G) is currently priced around $160 USD and is available from NewEgg and Amazon. This sub-$200 price for a 64GB solid-state drive is modest and after seeing how well it performs we very pleased with the product and would have no hesitation recommending this OCZ SSD if looking for a value-oriented solid-state drive.

About The Author
Michael Larabel is the principal author of Phoronix.com and founded the web-site in 2004 with a focus on enriching the Linux hardware experience and being the largest web-site devoted to Linux hardware reviews, particularly for products relevant to Linux gamers and enthusiasts but also commonly reviewing servers/workstations and embedded Linux devices. Michael has written more than 10,000 articles covering the state of Linux hardware support, Linux performance, graphics hardware drivers, and other topics. Michael is also the lead developer of the Phoronix Test Suite, Phoromatic, and OpenBenchmarking.org automated testing software. He can be followed via and or contacted via .
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