Average Bench: 79.9% (195th of 853)

Based on 3,058 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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Good average bench

The OCZ ARC 100 240GB averaged 20.0% 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 79.2MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 22.1MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the OCZ ARC 100 240GB is 38.1%. 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 157MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 45.9MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 3,058 samples)
Min Avg Max
344 Read 433 465
348 Write 404 429
254 Mixed 408 439
92.7% 415 MB/s
Min Avg Max
15.7 4K Read 22.1 27.8
35.3 4K Write 79.2 127
11.2 4K Mixed 19.8 29
101% 40.3 MB/s
Min Avg Max
17.1 DQ Read 157 302
54 DQ Write 207 342
11.8 DQ Mixed 45.9 75.2
72.6% 137 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
95GB free
Firmware: 1.00 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 469
Write 412
Mixed 434
98% 438 MB/s
4K Read 27
4K Write 118
4K Mixed 26.7
138% 57.2 MB/s
DQ Read 308
DQ Write 336
DQ Mixed 76.5
125% 240 MB/s
126GB free
Firmware: 1.01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 451
Write 410
Mixed 421
95% 427 MB/s
4K Read 22.3
4K Write 63.9
4K Mixed 25.4
100% 37.2 MB/s
DQ Read 255
DQ Write 263
DQ Mixed 68.5
104% 195 MB/s
141GB free
Firmware: 1.00 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 431
Write 425
Mixed 412
94% 423 MB/s
4K Read 21.2
4K Write 65.9
4K Mixed 25.8
100% 37.6 MB/s
DQ Read 243
DQ Write 157
DQ Mixed 71.4
88% 157 MB/s
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 Prices

AmazonUS $129.892 months ago.
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Gaming 56%
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Desktop 53%
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Workstation 44%
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Motherboard: Asus M5A99FX PRO R2.0 - $134

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 63% - Good Total price: $872

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 Comments

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

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

Added 2 years ago.

Poor (edit your comment) Add link

1 month ago.

Amazing ssd very fast and reliable


Good

14 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


Above average

2 years ago.


Good

2 months ago.

nice ssd cost x benefict


Poor

6 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


Good

15 months ago.

Great perfomance


Good

15 months ago.

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


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