Average Bench: 86.3% (349th of 1037)

Based on 8,261 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 13.6% 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 228MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 83.5MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the OCZ ARC 100 240GB is 34.5%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the OCZ ARC 100 240GB performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.


Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 299MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 368MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 8,261 samples)
Min Avg Max
313 Read 368 409
298 Write 399 427
239 Mixed 299 323
220 SusWrite 354 410
80.1% 355 MB/s
Min Avg Max
17.3 4K Read 23.3 27.4
42.6 4K Write 83.5 120
22.7 4K Mixed 32.7 39.2
121% 46.5 MB/s
Min Avg Max
177 DQ Read 279 316
102 DQ Write 289 354
88.1 DQ Mixed 228 260
187% 265 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
122GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1.00
SusWrite @10s intervals: 332 334 413 370 416 382 MB/s
Read 390
Write 414
Mixed 312
SusWrite 374
84% 372 MB/s
4K Read 26.4
4K Write 99.8
4K Mixed 37.5
141% 54.6 MB/s
DQ Read 316
DQ Write 347
DQ Mixed 256
214% 306 MB/s
13GB free
Firmware: 1.01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 211 216 219 203 222 222 MB/s
Read 337
Write 213
Mixed 230
SusWrite 216
56% 249 MB/s
4K Read 24
4K Write 69.3
4K Mixed 32.2
114% 41.8 MB/s
DQ Read 179
DQ Write 101
DQ Mixed 133
101% 138 MB/s
49GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1.01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 209 336 244 220 232 148 MB/s
Read 310
Write 375
Mixed 218
SusWrite 232
64% 284 MB/s
4K Read 6.5
4K Write 5.1
4K Mixed 3.2
17% 4.93 MB/s
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Typical ARC 100 240GB Builds (Compare 2,719 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 38%
Jet ski
Desktop 72%
Workstation 32%
Sail boat

Motherboard: Asus M5A99FX PRO R2.0 - $208

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 37% - Below average Total price: $858

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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15 months ago.

Amazing ssd very fast and reliable


4 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


2 years 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


4 years ago.

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

Above average

5 years ago.


15 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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