Average Bench: 82.7% (259th of 955)

Based on 5,533 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 17.3% 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.


Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 82.3MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed 236MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the OCZ ARC 100 240GB is 36.5%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the OCZ ARC 100 240GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.


Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed 186MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 361MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 5,533 samples)
Min Avg Max
336 Read 427 466
358 Write 405 425
266 Mixed 395 438
220 SusWrite 361 410
89.4% 397 MB/s
Min Avg Max
16.1 4K Read 22.4 27.6
36.6 4K Write 82.3 123
11.4 4K Mixed 22.7 37.2
107% 42.5 MB/s
Min Avg Max
17.4 DQ Read 186 309
61.1 DQ Write 236 345
12.1 DQ Mixed 74.8 253
94.3% 166 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
64GB free
Firmware: 1.01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 416 423 388 423 388 423 MB/s
Read 389
Write 423
Mixed 306
SusWrite 410
86% 382 MB/s
4K Read 26.7
4K Write 108
4K Mixed 38.1
146% 57.7 MB/s
DQ Read 304
DQ Write 344
DQ Mixed 253
210% 300 MB/s
123GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1.01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 418 387 415 369 424 388 MB/s
Read 358
Write 421
Mixed 299
SusWrite 400
84% 370 MB/s
4K Read 27.5
4K Write 120
4K Mixed 38.3
154% 62 MB/s
DQ Read 22.4
DQ Write 121
DQ Mixed 37.1
39% 60.1 MB/s
40GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1.01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 343 336 203 160 170 137 MB/s
Read 377
Write 419
Mixed 308
SusWrite 225
75% 333 MB/s
4K Read 27.4
4K Write 122
4K Mixed 37.3
154% 62.1 MB/s
DQ Read 255
DQ Write 270
DQ Mixed 227
180% 251 MB/s
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Typical ARC 100 240GB Builds (Compare 13,365 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 62%
Desktop 75%
Workstation 56%

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 70% - Very good Total price: $998

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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13 months ago.

Amazing ssd very fast and reliable


2 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


18 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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