Average Bench: 87.1% (294th of 1003)

Based on 6,994 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 12.8% 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 229MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 87.4MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the OCZ ARC 100 240GB is 39.6%. 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 366MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 6,994 samples)
Min Avg Max
301 Read 366 405
285 Write 397 425
243 Mixed 297 321
218 SusWrite 356 408
79.8% 354 MB/s
Min Avg Max
16.7 4K Read 23 27.7
45.2 4K Write 87.4 129
23 4K Mixed 32.8 40.1
123% 47.7 MB/s
Min Avg Max
135 DQ Read 281 317
156 DQ Write 302 351
55.4 DQ Mixed 229 259
190% 271 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
140GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1.01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 419 386 421 358 412 383 MB/s
Read 391
Write 420
Mixed 316
SusWrite 396
86% 381 MB/s
4K Read 23.3
4K Write 67.5
4K Mixed 32.3
112% 41 MB/s
DQ Read 302
DQ Write 300
DQ Mixed 250
202% 284 MB/s
78GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1.00
SusWrite @10s intervals: 408 359 293 223 231 218 MB/s
Read 376
Write 414
Mixed 296
SusWrite 289
77% 344 MB/s
4K Read 25.8
4K Write 99.4
4K Mixed 36.3
138% 53.8 MB/s
DQ Read 303
DQ Write 260
DQ Mixed 205
174% 256 MB/s
95GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1.01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 332 391 359 389 390 358 MB/s
Read 356
Write 390
Mixed 263
SusWrite 370
78% 345 MB/s
4K Read 23.1
4K Write 65.5
4K Mixed 31.5
110% 40 MB/s
DQ Read 26.5
DQ Write 98.5
DQ Mixed 37.4
36% 54.1 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 15,729,423 SSDs tested.

Typical ARC 100 240GB Builds (Compare 19,313 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: 69% - Good Total price: $1,044

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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.

Excellent (edit your comment) Add link

1 month 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

14 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.


Excellent

26 days 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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