Average Bench: 80.8% (187th of 859)

Based on 3,504 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 79.1MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 21.9MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the OCZ ARC 100 240GB is 36.4%. 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 169MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 49.3MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 3,504 samples)
Min Avg Max
355 Read 435 465
360 Write 406 427
286 Mixed 414 438
93.4% 418 MB/s
Min Avg Max
15.2 4K Read 21.9 27.8
34.3 4K Write 79.1 125
11.2 4K Mixed 20.3 29
101% 40.5 MB/s
Min Avg Max
17 DQ Read 169 302
57.9 DQ Write 215 342
11.8 DQ Mixed 49.3 75.3
76.9% 144 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
94GB free
Firmware: 1.00 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 464
Write 393
Mixed 436
96% 431 MB/s
4K Read 23.9
4K Write 101
4K Mixed 28.1
126% 50.9 MB/s
DQ Read 301
DQ Write 331
DQ Mixed 70
121% 234 MB/s
63GB free
Firmware: 1.00 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 455
Write 408
Mixed 435
96% 432 MB/s
4K Read 21.7
4K Write 88.5
4K Mixed 12.8
96% 41 MB/s
DQ Read 23.2
DQ Write 349
DQ Mixed 11.9
61% 128 MB/s
85GB free
Firmware: 1.00 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 432
Write 423
Mixed 413
94% 422 MB/s
4K Read 15.5
4K Write 62.3
4K Mixed 22.9
86% 33.6 MB/s
DQ Read 191
DQ Write 129
DQ Mixed 76.1
79% 132 MB/s
56GB free
Firmware: 1.01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 395
Write 391
Mixed 405
89% 397 MB/s
4K Read 18.5
4K Write 30.5
4K Mixed 16.3
65% 21.8 MB/s
DQ Read 160
DQ Write 80.6
DQ Mixed 38.6
50% 93 MB/s
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Desktop 53%
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Workstation 44%
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Motherboard: Asus M5A99FX PRO R2.0 - $135

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 68% - Good Total price: $797

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 Comments

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

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

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3 months ago.

Amazing ssd very fast and reliable


Good

16 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

4 months ago.

nice ssd cost x benefict


Above average

2 years ago.


Poor

9 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

17 months ago.

Great perfomance


Good

17 months ago.

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


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