OCZ 60Gb Agility 2 SATA II 2.5 SSD
Author: Zahn Funk
Editor: Shawn Knight
Date: 08-02-2010
Provided by: OCZ
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Installation

The OCZ Agility 2 will be installed in the following system:

AMD Phenom II 1090T X6 BE
MSI 890FXA-GD70
Kingwin XT-1264
2x2Gb Crucial Ballistix Tracer DDR3-1600
Diamond Radeon HD5850
Icy Dock 2" Adapter
1Tb WD Caviar Black
Optiarc 24x DVD+/-RW
OCZ Fatal1ty 750W
Cooler Master HAF 932 AMD Edition


Using the included adapter plate, I mounted the Agility 2 with the screws provided and inserted it into one of the Cooler Master drive trays. One problem I ran into is that the adapter has threaded side holes similar to a floppy drive, not a traditional hard drive, and so screws with smaller diameter, finer threads must be used. Those using snap-on drive rails or other tool-less methods may find that the adapter doesn't fit quite right in a standard internal 3" bay. In this case I simply pulled the Agility 2 drive out of the bracket and installed it into my Icy Dock 2" converter.


I was unsuccessful at restoring my existing system backup onto the Agility 2, possibly due to the smaller capacity, so I opted to set it as the primary drive and perform a fresh install of Windows 7 64bit. I then ran through the entire series of benchmarks that are to follow. After checking OCZ's website and determining that a newer v1.11 firmware release existed, I downloaded and attempted to flash this to the Agility 2.

Although I inferred from the installation instructions that this could be done with the Agility 2 as the main system drive, trying to install the update this way resulted in an immediate failure. I had to shut down, put my original system disk back in, and leave the Agility 2 as a secondary drive in order to complete the firmware upgrade. I can confirm that despite flashing a new firmware version to the drive, none of the contents were lost, although OCZ still recommends backing up any important files prior to attempting the flash. After completing the upgrade I then returned the Agility 2 to the primary role and ran the second set of benchmarks.


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