Average Bench: 85.9% (266th of 964)

Based on 5,036 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 14.1% 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 216MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 86.6MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the OCZ ARC 100 240GB is 42.2%. 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 294MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 363MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 5,036 samples)
Min Avg Max
299 Read 363 406
327 Write 399 424
224 Mixed 294 321
218 SusWrite 351 408
79.3% 352 MB/s
Min Avg Max
15.2 4K Read 22.9 28
43.3 4K Write 86.6 130
19.3 4K Mixed 32.4 40.3
122% 47.3 MB/s
Min Avg Max
26.2 DQ Read 271 316
96.4 DQ Write 291 351
36.5 DQ Mixed 216 258
181% 259 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
134GB free
Firmware: 1.00
SusWrite @10s intervals: 400 354 406 319 404 377 MB/s
Read 311
Write 362
Mixed 274
SusWrite 377
75% 331 MB/s
4K Read 18.6
4K Write 81.7
4K Mixed 30.7
111% 43.7 MB/s
DQ Read 130
DQ Write 332
DQ Mixed 172
148% 211 MB/s
57GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1.01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 381 414 403 402 425 388 MB/s
Read 368
Write 412
Mixed 303
SusWrite 402
84% 371 MB/s
4K Read 18.3
4K Write 45.2
4K Mixed 23.7
82% 29.1 MB/s
DQ Read 301
DQ Write 335
DQ Mixed 250
207% 295 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 9,690,586 SSDs tested.

Typical ARC 100 240GB Builds (Compare 13,061 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 63%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 77%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 57%
Gunboat

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 76% - Very good Total price: $904

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

17 months ago.

Amazing ssd very fast and reliable


Good

6 months ago.

Solid option in 2014, but not today


Good

2 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


Poor

23 months 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

2 years ago.

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


Above average

4 years ago.


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