Average Bench: 86.9% (335th of 1040)

Based on 9,999 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 13.1% 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.


Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 230MB/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 299MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 372MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 9,999 samples)
Min Avg Max
311 Read 372 408
289 Write 400 426
238 Mixed 299 322
200 SusWrite 351 411
80.2% 356 MB/s
Min Avg Max
17 4K Read 23.4 27.5
45.5 4K Write 85.3 122
23.8 4K Mixed 33 39.6
123% 47.2 MB/s
Min Avg Max
198 DQ Read 282 317
118 DQ Write 296 354
87.7 DQ Mixed 230 260
189% 269 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
86GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1.01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 408 386 422 304 245 201 MB/s
Read 410
Write 421
Mixed 314
SusWrite 328
83% 368 MB/s
4K Read 26.5
4K Write 104
4K Mixed 37.8
144% 56.3 MB/s
DQ Read 294
DQ Write 342
DQ Mixed 253
208% 296 MB/s
82GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1.01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 404 384 417 246 209 182 MB/s
Read 390
Write 421
Mixed 314
SusWrite 307
81% 358 MB/s
4K Read 26.6
4K Write 105
4K Mixed 37.7
144% 56.4 MB/s
DQ Read 304
DQ Write 340
DQ Mixed 255
211% 300 MB/s
202GB free
Firmware: 1.01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 179 419 385 423 386 423 MB/s
Read 383
Write 422
Mixed 308
SusWrite 369
84% 370 MB/s
4K Read 23.5
4K Write 100
4K Mixed 33.2
131% 52.4 MB/s
DQ Read 297
DQ Write 336
DQ Mixed 251
207% 295 MB/s
144GB free
Firmware: 1.01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 296 330 304 339 339 312 MB/s
Read 281
Write 332
Mixed 260
SusWrite 320
68% 298 MB/s
4K Read 25.9
4K Write 105
4K Mixed 37.4
143% 56.1 MB/s
DQ Read 209
DQ Write 244
DQ Mixed 194
155% 216 MB/s
223GB free
Firmware: 1.01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 412 356 429 390 429 390 MB/s
Read 331
Write 424
Mixed 329
SusWrite 401
84% 371 MB/s
4K Read 19.8
4K Write 82.1
4K Mixed 27.5
109% 43.1 MB/s
DQ Read 91.8
DQ Write 193
DQ Mixed 94
85% 126 MB/s
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Typical ARC 100 240GB Builds (Compare 4,346 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 24%
Desktop 69%
Battle cruiser
Workstation 20%

Motherboard: Asus M5A97 LE R2.0 - $258

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 45% - Average Total price: $613

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 6 years ago.

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17 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

6 years ago.


17 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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