Average Bench: 81.9% (156th of 848)

Based on 2,222 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 18.0% 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 82.2MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 22.5MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the OCZ ARC 100 240GB is 35.3%. 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 176MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 48.4MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 2,222 samples)
Min Avg Max
352 Read 437 464
365 Write 406 431
289 Mixed 414 438
93.5% 419 MB/s
Min Avg Max
16.4 4K Read 22.5 27.7
40.2 4K Write 82.2 123
11.3 4K Mixed 20.6 28.7
104% 41.8 MB/s
Min Avg Max
17.4 DQ Read 176 302
61.4 DQ Write 219 341
11.7 DQ Mixed 48.4 75.5
78% 148 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
148GB free
Firmware: 1.01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 447
Write 410
Mixed 438
96% 432 MB/s
4K Read 24
4K Write 92.7
4K Mixed 27.9
121% 48.2 MB/s
DQ Read 144
DQ Write 289
DQ Mixed 69
94% 167 MB/s
207GB free
Firmware: 1.00 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 408
Write 394
Mixed 410
90% 404 MB/s
4K Read 22.2
4K Write 98.7
4K Mixed 14.4
104% 45.1 MB/s
DQ Read 22.7
DQ Write 330
DQ Mixed 68.1
85% 140 MB/s
146GB free
Firmware: 1.00 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 451
Write 412
Mixed 427
96% 430 MB/s
4K Read 21.1
4K Write 48.2
4K Mixed 14.6
76% 28 MB/s
DQ Read 271
DQ Write 213
DQ Mixed 14.5
73% 166 MB/s
146GB free
Firmware: 1.00 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 449
Write 410
Mixed 425
96% 428 MB/s
4K Read 21
4K Write 47.6
4K Mixed 14.5
76% 27.7 MB/s
DQ Read 273
DQ Write 180
DQ Mixed 14.7
68% 156 MB/s
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AmazonUS $108.994 months ago.
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Gaming 60%
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Desktop
Desktop 66%
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Workstation
Workstation 40%
Jet ski

Motherboard: Asrock Z77 Extreme4 - $147

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 69% - Good Total price: $1,023

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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.

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12 days ago.

Amazing ssd very fast and reliable


Above average

2 years ago.


Good

10 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

7 months ago.

nice ssd cost x benefict


Poor

2 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

11 months ago.

Great perfomance


Good

11 months ago.

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


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