Average Bench: 86.5% (298th of 1000)

Based on 6,300 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 13.5% 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-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 223MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 87.6MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the OCZ ARC 100 240GB is 38.4%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the OCZ ARC 100 240GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 295MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 363MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 6,300 samples)
Min Avg Max
300 Read 363 407
292 Write 397 425
237 Mixed 295 321
219 SusWrite 351 408
79.3% 352 MB/s
Min Avg Max
16.4 4K Read 22.8 27.6
45.1 4K Write 87.6 129
22.7 4K Mixed 32.7 39.9
123% 47.7 MB/s
Min Avg Max
26.3 DQ Read 273 316
106 DQ Write 300 352
37 DQ Mixed 223 259
186% 266 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
223GB free
Firmware: 1.01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 421 409 399 423 386 423 MB/s
Read 380
Write 424
Mixed 304
SusWrite 410
86% 380 MB/s
4K Read 28.2
4K Write 128
4K Mixed 40.7
163% 65.8 MB/s
DQ Read 301
DQ Write 341
DQ Mixed 255
210% 299 MB/s
81GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1.00
SusWrite @10s intervals: 340 386 399 411 423 390 MB/s
Read 362
Write 417
Mixed 303
SusWrite 392
83% 368 MB/s
4K Read 21.6
4K Write 94.2
4K Mixed 36.8
130% 50.9 MB/s
DQ Read 316
DQ Write 343
DQ Mixed 258
214% 306 MB/s
115GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1.01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 271 351 399 376 340 268 MB/s
Read 358
Write 406
Mixed 302
SusWrite 334
79% 350 MB/s
4K Read 21.7
4K Write 57.3
4K Mixed 28.7
100% 35.9 MB/s
DQ Read 293
DQ Write 243
DQ Mixed 238
186% 258 MB/s
86GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1.01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 308 369 250 165 176 172 MB/s
Read 376
Write 420
Mixed 298
SusWrite 240
75% 334 MB/s
4K Read 21.6
4K Write 60.6
4K Mixed 28.2
101% 36.8 MB/s
DQ Read 300
DQ Write 336
DQ Mixed 254
209% 296 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 14,373,882 SSDs tested.

Typical ARC 100 240GB Builds (Compare 18,132 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 62%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 77%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 57%
Gunboat

Motherboard: MSI Z97 GAMING 5 (MS-7917) - $160

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 70% - Very good Total price: $1,019

Popular ARC 100 240GB compatible motherboards:

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 Comments

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

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

Added 4 years ago.

Poor (edit your comment) Add link

23 months ago.

Amazing ssd very fast and reliable


Good

3 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


Good

12 months ago.

Solid option in 2014, but not today


Poor

2 years 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

3 years ago.

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


Above average

4 years ago.


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