's CrystalDiskMark 2.2 provides a set of results that allow you to analyze a variety of read and write speed characteristics of a drive with a single click. All results are provided in terms of MB/s, and higher is better for each. The results shown below were all achieved using "Test 5" set to 100MB.
What we have is the OCZ Technology Agility drive performing close to its rated specifications in terms of reading, but well in excess of its rated speed in terms of writing. Rated for just 135MB/s for sequential write speeds, the actual performance as determined by this test is about 6% higher. On top of that, the Agility puts up the highest sequential write score of any drive tested.
SiSoft Sandra Professional 2009.9.15.122:
Sandra was the second benchmark executed on the drives on hand. From the large selection of tests available in Sandra, results for Drive Index (MB/s) and Random Access Time (ms) were run for both read and write performance. Higher values are better for Drive Index, while lower values are better for Random Access Time.
Once again we see the OCZ Technology Agility drive surge beyond its rated sequential write speed, as well as it putting up the best speed of all drives tested. On the read side of things the OCZ Technology drive performs very well, but once again just shy of hitting the maximum speed suggested by the published specifications.