IntelSSDSC2CT120A3
OCZARC100-25SAT3-240G
$120

Controller: LSI SandForce SF2281. NAND Flash: Intel Synchronous 25nm MLC. Release date: Q1 2012.

 $120 

Controller: Indilinx Barefoot 3. Flash Memory: Toshiba A19nm MLC. Release date: Q3 2014.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 22,096 user samples
11,833 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 81% 103GB free
Worst Bench: 50% 75GB free (System drive)
Poor: 50% Great: 81%
SPEED RANK: 692nd / 1058
10,263 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 101% 26GB free
Worst Bench: 65% 36GB free
Poor: 65% Great: 101%
SPEED RANK: 364th / 1058
Effective Speed
Effective SSD Speed
67.1 % 86.7 % Faster effective speed.
+29%
Read
Avg. Sequential Read Speed
383 MB/s +3% 373 MB/s
Write
Avg. Sequential Write Speed
131 MB/s 401 MB/s Hugely faster write speed.
+206%
4K Read
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed
28.2 MB/s Faster random read.
+21%
23.3 MB/s
4K Write
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed
76.3 MB/s 83.8 MB/s Slightly faster random write.
+10%
Mixed
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed
181 MB/s 299 MB/s Much faster mixed IO speed.
+65%
4K Mixed
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
32.1 MB/s 32.8 MB/s +2%
SusWrite
Avg. Sustained Write Speed
111 MB/s 358 MB/s Hugely faster sustained write speed.
+223%
Read
Peak Sequential Read Speed
443 MB/s Slightly faster peak read speed.
+8%
411 MB/s
Write
Peak Sequential Write Speed
149 MB/s 427 MB/s Hugely faster peak write speed.
+187%
4K Read
Peak 4K Random Read Speed
35.5 MB/s Much faster peak random read.
+30%
27.3 MB/s
4K Write
Peak 4K Random Write Speed
111 MB/s 118 MB/s Slightly faster peak random write.
+6%
Mixed
Peak Sequential Mixed IO Speed
195 MB/s 324 MB/s Much faster peak mixed IO speed.
+66%
4K Mixed
Peak 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
40.1 MB/s +2% 39.3 MB/s
SusWrite
Peak Sequential Sustained Write 60s Average
137 MB/s 410 MB/s Hugely faster peak sustained write speed.
+199%
Market Share
Based on 47,178,301 SSDs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.02 % Hugely higher market share.
+100%
0.01 %
Value
Value For Money
2.97 % 9.48 % Hugely better value.
+219%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
52 % 53 % +2%
Price
Price (score)
$200 $120 Much cheaper.
+40%
Age
Newest
114 Months 85 Months More recent.
+25%
DQ Read
Peak 4K-64Thread Read Speed
200 MB/s 317 MB/s Much faster peak deep queue read.
+58%
DQ Write
Peak 4K-64Thread Write Speed
142 MB/s 351 MB/s Hugely faster peak deep queue write.
+147%
AS-SSD Total
AS-SSD Total Score
691 Pts 1,104 Pts Much stronger server IO.
+60%
DQ Mixed
Peak 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
164 MB/s 259 MB/s Much faster peak deep queue mixed IO.
+58%
ADQ Read
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed
184 MB/s 281 MB/s Much faster deep queue read.
+53%
ADQ Write
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed
129 MB/s 284 MB/s Hugely faster deep queue write.
+120%
ADQ Mixed
Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
143 MB/s 226 MB/s Much faster deep queue mixed IO.
+58%
Capacity
Capacity
120GB 240GB
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The Intel 330 is just under two years old and sports a Sandforce 2281 controller coupled with Intel's own 25nm MLC NAND. This combination typically produces a performance profile that struggles with incompressible data and favours reading over writing. With peak and average sequential read/write speeds of 514/138 and 414/122 the Intel 330 is unable to compete in today's market and falls over 50% short of the group leaders which manage peak sequential read/write speeds in the 500/300 MB/s region. Small file 4K peak and average speeds are better and clocked in at 32/89 and 24/63 MB/s which is 10% below the group leaders. Overall the 330 has an effective speed of 370 MB/s which makes it one of the slowest 128GB SSDs I have seen to date. [Feb '14 SSDrivePro]

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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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