Average Bench: 80.7% (180th of 850)

Based on 2,724 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 19.2% 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 79.8MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 22.3MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the OCZ ARC 100 240GB is 34.9%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the OCZ ARC 100 240GB performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed 161MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 46.2MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 2,724 samples)
Min Avg Max
359 Read 439 465
367 Write 407 427
290 Mixed 413 438
93.7% 420 MB/s
Min Avg Max
16.4 4K Read 22.3 27.6
38.5 4K Write 79.8 122
11.5 4K Mixed 20 28.5
102% 40.7 MB/s
Min Avg Max
17.3 DQ Read 161 302
56 DQ Write 209 342
12.1 DQ Mixed 46.2 75.2
73.4% 138 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
129GB free
Firmware: 1.01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 464
Write 412
Mixed 434
97% 437 MB/s
4K Read 27.7
4K Write 131
4K Mixed 19.8
137% 59.5 MB/s
DQ Read 277
DQ Write 335
DQ Mixed 67.1
117% 226 MB/s
127GB free
Firmware: 1.01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 458
Write 415
Mixed 433
97% 435 MB/s
4K Read 27.9
4K Write 129
4K Mixed 15.9
131% 57.6 MB/s
DQ Read 261
DQ Write 332
DQ Mixed 18.6
91% 204 MB/s
136GB free
Firmware: 1.00 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 466
Write 409
Mixed 438
98% 438 MB/s
4K Read 25.8
4K Write 85.3
4K Mixed 25.1
116% 45.4 MB/s
DQ Read 283
DQ Write 254
DQ Mixed 71
107% 203 MB/s
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AmazonUS $129.8910 days 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 - $170

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 68% - Good Total price: $823

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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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2 months ago.

Amazing ssd very fast and reliable


Above average

2 years ago.


Good

12 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

12 days ago.

nice ssd cost x benefict


Poor

5 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

13 months ago.

Great perfomance


Good

13 months ago.

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


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