Average Bench: 81.5% - 161st / 836

Based on 2,148 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 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.


Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 81.9MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 22.3MB/s
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Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the OCZ ARC 100 240GB is 38.1%. 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 173MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 48.6MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 2,148 samples)
Min Avg Max
344 Read 434 464
354 Write 404 428
263 Mixed 410 438
92.9% 416 MB/s
Min Avg Max
15.4 4K Read 22.3 27.7
36.7 4K Write 81.9 125
11.2 4K Mixed 20.4 28.7
103% 41.6 MB/s
Min Avg Max
16.6 DQ Read 173 302
60 DQ Write 224 343
11.5 DQ Mixed 48.6 75.5
78.3% 148 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
187GB free
Firmware: 1.01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Read 447
Write 412
Mixed 432
96% 430 MB/s
4K Read 22.2
4K Write 96.7
4K Mixed 14.7
104% 44.5 MB/s
DQ Read 19.3
DQ Write 92.9
DQ Mixed 12.1
22% 41.4 MB/s
80GB free
Firmware: 1.00 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Read 435
Write 383
Mixed 400
91% 406 MB/s
4K Read 20.3
4K Write 44.8
4K Mixed 18.3
78% 27.8 MB/s
DQ Read 15.5
DQ Write 52
DQ Mixed 39.1
28% 35.5 MB/s
80GB free
Firmware: 1.00 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Read 437
Write 385
Mixed 403
91% 408 MB/s
4K Read 23.7
4K Write 56
4K Mixed 11.3
80% 30.3 MB/s
DQ Read 23.3
DQ Write 46.4
DQ Mixed 10.9
15% 26.9 MB/s
102GB free
Firmware: 1.00 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Read 334
Write 362
Mixed 189
66% 295 MB/s
4K Read 22
4K Write 72.7
4K Mixed 14.9
91% 36.5 MB/s
DQ Read 24.4
DQ Write 103
DQ Mixed 15.7
26% 47.7 MB/s

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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 2,130,604 SSDs tested.


NeweggUS $85.985 months ago.
AmazonUS $108.994 months ago.
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Gaming 71%
Desktop 55%
Workstation 42%
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Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-990FXA-UD3 - $100

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 93% - Outstanding Total price: $595

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

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

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20 days ago.

Amazing ssd very fast and reliable

Above average

2 years ago.


9 months ago.

So far good. Just bought 2 of these from amazon


Really good consistent write performance. Using in a ZFS ZIL set—Jan '15


6 months ago.

nice ssd cost x benefict


1 month 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


10 months ago.

Great perfomance


10 months ago.

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

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