OCZARC100-25SAT3-240G
$120
SanDiskSDSSDXPS-240G
 $120 

Controller: Indilinx Barefoot 3. Flash Memory: Toshiba A19nm MLC. Release date: Q3 2014.

Controller: Marvell 88SS9187-BLD2. Flash Memory: SanDisk 19nm eX2 ABL MLC. Release date: Q2 2014.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 10,706 user samples
5,590 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 101% 126GB free
Worst Bench: 60% 116GB free (System drive)
Poor: 60% Great: 101%
SPEED RANK: 259th / 956
5,116 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 112% 202GB free
Worst Bench: 63% 46GB free (System drive)
Poor: 63% Great: 112%
SPEED RANK: 192nd / 956
Effective Speed
Effective SSD Speed
84 % 89.4 % Slightly faster effective speed.
+6%
Read
Avg. Sequential Read Speed
400 MB/s 475 MB/s Faster read speed.
+19%
Write
Avg. Sequential Write Speed
401 MB/s 420 MB/s +5%
4K Read
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed
22.8 MB/s 28.3 MB/s Faster random read.
+24%
4K Write
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed
85.3 MB/s Slightly faster random write.
+11%
76.9 MB/s
Mixed
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed
355 MB/s 356 MB/s +0%
4K Mixed
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
26.6 MB/s 27.1 MB/s +2%
SusWrite
Avg. Sustained Write Speed
350 MB/s 362 MB/s +3%
Read
Peak Sequential Read Speed
464 MB/s 515 MB/s Slightly faster peak read speed.
+11%
Write
Peak Sequential Write Speed
425 MB/s 492 MB/s Faster peak write speed.
+16%
4K Read
Peak 4K Random Read Speed
27.6 MB/s 36 MB/s Much faster peak random read.
+30%
4K Write
Peak 4K Random Write Speed
125 MB/s Slightly faster peak random write.
+10%
114 MB/s
Mixed
Peak Sequential Mixed IO Speed
437 MB/s 484 MB/s Slightly faster peak mixed IO speed.
+11%
4K Mixed
Peak 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
39.4 MB/s 41.6 MB/s Slightly faster peak random mixed IO.
+6%
SusWrite
Peak Sequential Sustained Write 60s Average
408 MB/s 471 MB/s Faster peak sustained write speed.
+15%
Market Share
Based on 8,023,630 SSDs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.08 % 0.08 %
Value
Value For Money
68.2 % 68.8 % +1%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
61 % 64 % +5%
Price
Price (score)
$120 Slightly cheaper.
+7%
$129
Age
Newest
48 Months +4% 50 Months
DQ Read
Peak 4K-64Thread Read Speed
312 MB/s 377 MB/s Faster peak deep queue read.
+21%
DQ Write
Peak 4K-64Thread Write Speed
347 MB/s +3% 337 MB/s
AS-SSD Total
AS-SSD Total Score
1,105 Pts 1,214 Pts Slightly stronger server IO.
+10%
DQ Mixed
Peak 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
256 MB/s Much faster peak deep queue mixed IO.
+56%
164 MB/s
ADQ Read
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed
218 MB/s 240 MB/s Slightly faster deep queue read.
+10%
ADQ Write
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed
260 MB/s Slightly faster deep queue write.
+11%
234 MB/s
ADQ Mixed
Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
131 MB/s Much faster deep queue mixed IO.
+49%
88.1 MB/s
Capacity
Capacity
240GB 240GB
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The 240GB OCZ ARC has a solid performance profile with particularly strong 4K speeds. The ARC is positioned below both OCZ's enthusiast Vector 150 and the mainstream Vertex 460 but based on hardware specs there is very little separating the drives (newer NAND on the ARC). Comparing the Vertex 460 and ARC shows that the ARC lags particularly in terms of sequential write speed but the overall difference in effective speed is marginal. The broad performance equivalence coupled with the fact that the Vertex 460 is available at the same price point makes the 240GB ARC somewhat redundant for the time being. Given that the ARC is relatively new, prices are likely to drop significantly over the coming months at which point the ARC may make more sense. [Sep '14 SSDrivePro]

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The 240GB Sandisk Extreme Pro uses the same controller and NAND as its 13 months younger predecessor, the Extreme II. Comparing the Extreme II and Extreme Pro shows that average performance has increased by 10% but peak performance remains broadly unchanged. The Pro features an improved nCache which uses an SLC buffer to cache writes prior to writing them to the slower MLC NAND. In order to benefit from this improved caching, huge amounts of data need to be written for extended periods, an unlikely consumer scenario. Comparing core performance between the Samsung 840 Evo and Extreme Pro shows that the Extreme Pro averages around 12% faster than the Evo. The Extreme Pro also has a 10 year warranty but I wonder if SATA 3 will even be around at that time. Although the Extreme Pro has a superb performance profile it's not a game changer. [Jun '14 SSDrivePro]

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