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SSD at 46% capacity, 54% free, TRIM is working.

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Sata 3, my board is a ASrock extreme 3 970, it only has sata 3 ports.


Could this be an issue?

Ahci mode enabled is a yes, health says ok...

Intel installed

So you have an AMD 970 chipset board, with "Intel installed". What does that mean? You can't use an Intel SATA driver on an AMD board. Are you using an AMD SATA driver, or the standard MS msahci driver?

AMD SATA III ports don't perform at the level of Intel SATA III ports, for unknown reasons. At least reviews never go into those details.

Using it on a SATA III port does not hurt the performance of a SATA II SSD, if anything it might improve the performance slightly.

The specs for the Agility 2 were taken from ATTO testing that uses all compressible data. Did you use the default data for testing with Crystal? If so, try running the test with all 0x00 (0 fill) data.

The Agility 2 is a first generation SandForce controller (1200) SATA II SSD. Given its age, is also quite likely uses asynchronous NAND chips, as do all the SSDs in the Agility line. Asynchronous NAND has lower performance than synchronous NAND, the latter is almost exclusively used in SSDs currently. The Agility 2 is said to be EOL by OCZ, and all models discontinued. I'm sure they can be purchased for pretty cheap now, hopefully.

FYI, all SSDs with SandForce 1200 controllers are not compatible with Intel Haswell chipset boards, and I assume all future Intel chipsets as well. No firmware update fix is possible.
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SSD at 46% capacity, 54% free, TRIM is working.

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That's weird, your Crystal Disk benchmark shows 69% used, 73GB of 107GB available. What capacity Agility 2 is that? Do you have it configured into multiple partitions?

Given all of the above, I don't see anything terribly wrong with that Agility 2. I would expect it to perform as it does, plus being an OS drive further slows down benchmark tests. The random freezing was a typical issue with early OCZ SSDs like the Agility 2.

If you applied for an RMA, OCZ would tell you to run the ATTO benchmark, and the results would likely be close enough to spec to deny an RMA.
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