Average Bench: 85.4% (255th of 956)

Based on 5,355 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]


Very good average bench

The OCZ ARC 100 240GB averaged just 14.5% 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.


Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 185MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 87MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the OCZ ARC 100 240GB is 41.7%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the OCZ ARC 100 240GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.


Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 319MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 378MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 5,355 samples)
Min Avg Max
300 Read 378 457
322 Write 400 425
243 Mixed 319 434
207 SusWrite 351 408
81.6% 362 MB/s
Min Avg Max
15.7 4K Read 22.9 27.6
41.7 4K Write 87 129
13.9 4K Mixed 30.5 39.7
120% 46.8 MB/s
Min Avg Max
22.2 DQ Read 249 315
93.3 DQ Write 281 350
14.5 DQ Mixed 185 257
162% 238 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
93GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1.01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 368 406 374 414 377 378 MB/s
Read 407
Write 417
Mixed 320
SusWrite 386
86% 383 MB/s
4K Read 27.5
4K Write 116
4K Mixed 39.7
154% 61 MB/s
DQ Read 302
DQ Write 336
DQ Mixed 252
208% 297 MB/s
97GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1.00
SusWrite @10s intervals: 383 418 370 412 419 385 MB/s
Read 404
Write 417
Mixed 316
SusWrite 398
86% 384 MB/s
4K Read 24.2
4K Write 71.4
4K Mixed 33.5
117% 43 MB/s
DQ Read 316
DQ Write 354
DQ Mixed 258
216% 309 MB/s
28GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1.00
SusWrite @10s intervals: 417 407 404 420 385 216 MB/s
Read 345
Write 423
Mixed 295
SusWrite 375
81% 359 MB/s
4K Read 18.1
4K Write 59.4
4K Mixed 26
92% 34.5 MB/s
DQ Read 313
DQ Write 342
DQ Mixed 258
213% 304 MB/s
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Typical ARC 100 240GB Builds (Compare 14,797 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 63%
Desktop 77%
Workstation 57%

Motherboard: MSI Z97 GAMING 5 (MS-7917) - $160

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 73% - Very good Total price: $975

Popular ARC 100 240GB compatible motherboards:

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

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

Added 3 years ago.

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15 months ago.

Amazing ssd very fast and reliable


4 months ago.

Solid option in 2014, but not today


2 years ago.

So far good. Just bought 2 of these from amazon


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


21 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


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.


2 years ago.

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

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