OCZARC100-25SAT3-240G
$120
HyperXSHSS37A/240G
 $120 

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

Controller: Phison PS3110. NAND Memory: Toshiba A19 MLC. Release date: Q2 2015.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 20,087 user samples
5,037 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 101% 79GB free (System drive)
Worst Bench: 58% 190GB free (System drive)
Poor: 58% Great: 101%
SPEED RANK: 262nd / 959
15,050 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 111% 202GB free (System drive)
Worst Bench: 60% 194GB free (System drive)
Poor: 60% Great: 111%
SPEED RANK: 219th / 959
Effective Speed
Effective SSD Speed
85.4 % 88.2 % +3%
Read
Avg. Sequential Read Speed
361 MB/s 438 MB/s Faster read speed.
+21%
Write
Avg. Sequential Write Speed
400 MB/s +2% 394 MB/s
4K Read
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed
22.8 MB/s 26.1 MB/s Slightly faster random read.
+14%
4K Write
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed
86.3 MB/s Slightly faster random write.
+11%
77.6 MB/s
Mixed
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed
294 MB/s 300 MB/s +2%
4K Mixed
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
32.3 MB/s 33.7 MB/s +4%
SusWrite
Avg. Sustained Write Speed
350 MB/s Slightly faster sustained write speed.
+10%
318 MB/s
Read
Peak Sequential Read Speed
407 MB/s 507 MB/s Faster peak read speed.
+25%
Write
Peak Sequential Write Speed
425 MB/s 494 MB/s Faster peak write speed.
+16%
4K Read
Peak 4K Random Read Speed
28 MB/s 32.4 MB/s Faster peak random read.
+16%
4K Write
Peak 4K Random Write Speed
129 MB/s Slightly faster peak random write.
+12%
115 MB/s
Mixed
Peak Sequential Mixed IO Speed
321 MB/s 356 MB/s Slightly faster peak mixed IO speed.
+11%
4K Mixed
Peak 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
40 MB/s 42.5 MB/s Slightly faster peak random mixed IO.
+6%
SusWrite
Peak Sequential Sustained Write 60s Average
407 MB/s 476 MB/s Faster peak sustained write speed.
+17%
Market Share
Based on 9,140,315 SSDs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.05 % 0.24 % Hugely higher market share.
+380%
Value
Value For Money
69.4 % 91.1 % Much better value.
+31%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
61 % 69 % Slightly more popular.
+13%
Price
Price (score)
$120 $87 Cheaper.
+27%
Age
Newest
50 Months 42 Months More recent.
+16%
DQ Read
Peak 4K-64Thread Read Speed
316 MB/s 361 MB/s Slightly faster peak deep queue read.
+14%
DQ Write
Peak 4K-64Thread Write Speed
351 MB/s 360 MB/s +3%
AS-SSD Total
AS-SSD Total Score
1,114 Pts 1,206 Pts Slightly stronger server IO.
+8%
DQ Mixed
Peak 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
258 MB/s Much faster peak deep queue mixed IO.
+41%
183 MB/s
ADQ Read
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed
269 MB/s 313 MB/s Faster deep queue read.
+16%
ADQ Write
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed
289 MB/s +2% 283 MB/s
ADQ Mixed
Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
215 MB/s Hugely faster deep queue mixed IO.
+125%
95.7 MB/s
Capacity
Capacity
240GB 240GB
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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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The 240GB Kingston HyperX Savage sports a Phison PS3110 controller. This marks a welcome departure from Kingston's use of Sandforce 2281 controllers and for the first time in years gives Kinston a shot at competing in the enthusiast/performance segment of the SSD market. Comparing the HyperX Savage and Fury shows that the new Phision controller has an effective speed that is around 40% faster than the Sandforce based Fury. But then comparing the similarly priced OCZ Vertex 460a and Savage shows that, although the overall effective speeds are similar, the Vertex has three times faster 4K Mixed IO speeds. The HyperX Savage is very good for typical consumer use but power users with more demanding I/O loads should probably look elsewhere. [Jun '15 SSDrivePro]

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