Average Bench: 81.5% (234th of 927)

Based on 4,591 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 18.4% 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 79.7MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 22.1MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the OCZ ARC 100 240GB is 35.8%. 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 174MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 46.6MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 4,591 samples)
Min Avg Max
352 Read 441 466
369 Write 408 425
302 Mixed 417 439
94.3% 422 MB/s
Min Avg Max
15.7 4K Read 22.1 27.4
36.3 4K Write 79.7 120
11.5 4K Mixed 20.4 29.1
102% 40.7 MB/s
Min Avg Max
16.8 DQ Read 174 305
58.1 DQ Write 217 341
12 DQ Mixed 46.6 75.4
76.5% 146 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
109GB free
Firmware: 1.01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 462
Write 409
Mixed 431
97% 434 MB/s
4K Read 26.8
4K Write 106
4K Mixed 29.4
134% 54 MB/s
DQ Read 292
DQ Write 341
DQ Mixed 70.3
121% 235 MB/s
108GB free
Firmware: 1.00 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 436
Write 411
Mixed 432
95% 426 MB/s
4K Read 16.9
4K Write 91.3
4K Mixed 26.7
108% 45 MB/s
DQ Read 298
DQ Write 327
DQ Mixed 67.3
118% 231 MB/s
133GB free
Firmware: 1.01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 454
Write 413
Mixed 433
97% 433 MB/s
4K Read 17.9
4K Write 90.8
4K Mixed 24.8
107% 44.5 MB/s
DQ Read 297
DQ Write 239
DQ Mixed 74.2
108% 203 MB/s
180GB free
Firmware: 1.01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 453
Write 413
Mixed 436
97% 434 MB/s
4K Read 22
4K Write 67.8
4K Mixed 24.1
100% 37.9 MB/s
DQ Read 251
DQ Write 210
DQ Mixed 59.1
91% 173 MB/s
128GB free
Firmware: 1.01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 445
Write 408
Mixed 434
96% 429 MB/s
4K Read 21.2
4K Write 60.8
4K Mixed 22.5
93% 34.8 MB/s
DQ Read 165
DQ Write 109
DQ Mixed 68.1
69% 114 MB/s
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Typical ARC 100 240GB Builds (Compare 7,034 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 55%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 52%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 43%
Speed boat

Motherboard: Asus M5A99FX PRO R2.0 - $135

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 68% - Good Total price: $705

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 Comments

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

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

Added 3 years ago.

Poor (edit your comment) Add link

11 months ago.

Amazing ssd very fast and reliable


Good

9 days ago.

Solid option in 2014, but not today


Good

2 years 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


Poor

17 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


Above average

3 years ago.


Good

2 years ago.

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


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