Average Bench: 86.5% (322nd of 1016)

Based on 7,531 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 13.4% 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-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 224MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 85.3MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the OCZ ARC 100 240GB is 36.6%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the OCZ ARC 100 240GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.


Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 297MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 365MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 7,531 samples)
Min Avg Max
299 Read 365 407
249 Write 395 425
240 Mixed 297 323
215 SusWrite 357 409
79.8% 354 MB/s
Min Avg Max
17.4 4K Read 23.2 27.6
44.7 4K Write 85.3 125
23.9 4K Mixed 32.7 39.4
122% 47 MB/s
Min Avg Max
62.2 DQ Read 277 317
108 DQ Write 289 354
38.4 DQ Mixed 224 259
185% 263 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
80GB free
Firmware: 1.01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 418 346 414 402 388 413 MB/s
Read 411
Write 414
Mixed 315
SusWrite 397
87% 384 MB/s
4K Read 27.2
4K Write 114
4K Mixed 39.1
152% 60.2 MB/s
DQ Read 303
DQ Write 337
DQ Mixed 254
209% 298 MB/s
179GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1.01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 268 364 352 326 355 324 MB/s
Read 292
Write 315
Mixed 243
SusWrite 332
67% 295 MB/s
4K Read 18.8
4K Write 71.8
4K Mixed 32.6
108% 41.1 MB/s
DQ Read 25.4
DQ Write 105
DQ Mixed 38.3
37% 56.3 MB/s
175GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1.01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 265 353 351 322 356 330 MB/s
Read 321
Write 338
Mixed 250
SusWrite 329
70% 310 MB/s
4K Read 20.1
4K Write 67.4
4K Mixed 29.7
104% 39.1 MB/s
DQ Read 25.5
DQ Write 104
DQ Mixed 37.6
37% 55.6 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 21,624,497 SSDs tested.

Typical ARC 100 240GB Builds (Compare 24,024 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 52%
Desktop 73%
Workstation 50%

Motherboard: MSI Z97 GAMING 5 (MS-7917)

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 44% - Average Total price: $896

Popular ARC 100 240GB compatible motherboards:

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

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

Added 5 years ago.

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7 months ago.

Amazing ssd very fast and reliable


3 years ago.

So far good. Just bought 2 of these from amazon


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


20 months ago.

Solid option in 2014, but not today


3 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


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


3 years ago.

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

Above average

5 years ago.


7 months ago.

I have this laying around. Planning to put it into my main rig. It has aged great. The design is also super nice. I need to put this into my main rig.........

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