SandForce made news last week, but for some not so great reasons. It turns out that the production firmware on SF-1200 drives drops random small file write performance by a decent amount on drives presently shipping. Those impacted include Corsair and OWC. Corsair is handling it by sticking with the RC firmware and providing a workaround for a known issue with the earlier firmware. OWC on the other hand has quietly updated its website to reveal the new (lower) specs of the drive. Today we have our first drive shipping with the new 3.0.5 MP firmware: OCZ's Agility 2. Due to ship to etailers later this week, we put the Agility 2 through our test suite (including some new tests to see how SandForce's technology performs...

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