Average Bench: 85.6% (381st of 1058)

Based on 10,508 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 14.4% 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.

Strengths

Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 223MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 81.3MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the OCZ ARC 100 240GB is 35.4%. 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 297MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 369MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 10,508 samples)
Min Avg Max
305 Read 369 410
319 Write 400 426
230 Mixed 297 322
227 SusWrite 356 410
80.2% 355 MB/s
Min Avg Max
15.9 4K Read 23.1 27
38.7 4K Write 81.3 117
20.8 4K Mixed 32.2 39
119% 45.5 MB/s
Min Avg Max
197 DQ Read 277 316
70.2 DQ Write 281 351
88.8 DQ Mixed 223 258
183% 260 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: 417 384 382 420 383 420 MB/s
Read 402
Write 416
Mixed 323
SusWrite 401
87% 385 MB/s
4K Read 23.4
4K Write 107
4K Mixed 35.8
138% 55.3 MB/s
DQ Read 299
DQ Write 351
DQ Mixed 250
209% 300 MB/s
102GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1.01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 81 82 80 79 69 77 MB/s
Read 332
Write 380
Mixed 242
SusWrite 78
58% 258 MB/s
4K Read 22.8
4K Write 60.4
4K Mixed 30.4
106% 37.9 MB/s
DQ Read 25.6
DQ Write 92.5
DQ Mixed 37
35% 51.7 MB/s
58GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1.00
SusWrite @10s intervals: 72 78 89 41 79 80 MB/s
Read 306
Write 295
Mixed 226
SusWrite 73.2
50% 225 MB/s
4K Read 20
4K Write 58.6
4K Mixed 26.9
96% 35.2 MB/s
DQ Read 23.3
DQ Write 90.6
DQ Mixed 34.1
33% 49.3 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 44,074,796 SSDs tested.

Typical ARC 100 240GB Builds (Compare 36,640 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 2%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 65%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 2%
Tree trunk

Disqualified System: bin bin

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 54% - Above average Total price: $417

Popular ARC 100 240GB systems:

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 Comments

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

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

Added 6 years ago.

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2 years ago.

Amazing ssd very fast and reliable


Good

5 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

3 years ago.

Solid option in 2014, but not today


Poor

4 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

5 years ago.

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


Above average

6 years ago.


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