Average Bench: 80.7% (194th of 862)

Based on 3,728 user benchmarks.  Models: OCZ-ARC1 OCZ-ARC100, OCZ-ARC1 00, OCZ-ARC100

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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Very good average bench

The OCZ ARC 100 240GB averaged just 19.3% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the OCZ ARC 100 240GB near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 77.6MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 21.7MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the OCZ ARC 100 240GB is 35.2%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the OCZ ARC 100 240GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed 175MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 49.2MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 3,728 samples)
Min Avg Max
351 Read 437 465
367 Write 407 423
297 Mixed 416 438
93.8% 420 MB/s
Min Avg Max
14.8 4K Read 21.7 27.1
34 4K Write 77.6 120
11.1 4K Mixed 20.3 28.8
99.9% 39.8 MB/s
Min Avg Max
17.4 DQ Read 175 304
56.9 DQ Write 215 343
11.7 DQ Mixed 49.2 75.4
77.7% 147 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
116GB free
Firmware: 1.01
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Read 442
Write 412
Mixed 429
96% 428 MB/s
4K Read 19.2
4K Write 95.5
4K Mixed 28
116% 47.6 MB/s
DQ Read 298
DQ Write 236
DQ Mixed 0.16
73% 178 MB/s
47GB free
Firmware: 1.01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 412
Write 419
Mixed 426
94% 419 MB/s
4K Read 24.3
4K Write 62.4
4K Mixed 26.5
104% 37.7 MB/s
DQ Read 216
DQ Write 161
DQ Mixed 75.8
87% 151 MB/s
109GB free
Firmware: 1.01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 456
Write 417
Mixed 438
98% 437 MB/s
4K Read 15.4
4K Write 40.6
4K Mixed 22
73% 26 MB/s
DQ Read 278
DQ Write 213
DQ Mixed 71.8
101% 188 MB/s
179GB free
Firmware: 1.00 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 463
Write 410
Mixed 428
97% 434 MB/s
4K Read 24.7
4K Write 70.9
4K Mixed 16.1
96% 37.2 MB/s
DQ Read 20.6
DQ Write 79.5
DQ Mixed 15.9
22% 38.7 MB/s
87GB free
Firmware: 1.01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 379
Write 231
Mixed 284
66% 298 MB/s
4K Read 21.6
4K Write 47.6
4K Mixed 14.6
77% 27.9 MB/s
DQ Read 22.5
DQ Write 55
DQ Mixed 14.2
18% 30.6 MB/s
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AmazonUS $74.5027 days ago.
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Gaming 56%
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Desktop
Desktop 53%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 44%
Speed boat

Motherboard: Asus M5A99FX PRO R2.0 - $135

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 74% - Very good Total price: $705

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 Comments

Controller: Indilinx Barefoot 3. Flash Memory: Toshiba A19nm MLC.

The OCZ ARC SSD Series will take you there...

Added 3 years ago.

Poor (edit your comment) Add link

5 months ago.

Amazing ssd very fast and reliable


Good

18 months ago.

So far good. Just bought 2 of these from amazon

Comment 

Really good consistent write performance. Using in a ZFS ZIL set—Jan '15


Good

6 months ago.

nice ssd cost x benefict


Poor

10 months ago.

I thought it was an average and old SSD but on the benchmarks it scored 99% !!! Perhaps i was just lucky or i am some kind of computer 'expert' able to keep my PC in top shape even with relatively lowby components :P

Comment 

Excellent value for money, dont be fooled from old benchmarks that test light loads because this SSD is real fast, low latency and with strong 4k writes, excels at heavy multitasking.—Jul '15


Above average

3 years ago.


Good

19 months ago.

Great perfomance


Good

19 months ago.

My ssd get broken after two months. It is dead.


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