Average Bench: 86.3% (295th of 992)

Based on 6,095 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 13.7% 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 218MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 87.4MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the OCZ ARC 100 240GB is 41%. 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 295MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 363MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 6,095 samples)
Min Avg Max
303 Read 363 408
265 Write 394 425
233 Mixed 295 320
217 SusWrite 352 407
79.2% 351 MB/s
Min Avg Max
16.8 4K Read 23.1 27.6
43.2 4K Write 87.4 127
21.4 4K Mixed 32.7 39.5
123% 47.7 MB/s
Min Avg Max
25.9 DQ Read 267 316
102 DQ Write 293 351
36 DQ Mixed 218 259
181% 259 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
154GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1.01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 392 417 381 417 380 415 MB/s
Read 414
Write 414
Mixed 316
SusWrite 400
87% 386 MB/s
4K Read 26.6
4K Write 108
4K Mixed 37.3
145% 57.1 MB/s
DQ Read 294
DQ Write 342
DQ Mixed 253
209% 297 MB/s
59GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1.01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 380 409 418 389 407 191 MB/s
Read 373
Write 426
Mixed 309
SusWrite 366
83% 368 MB/s
4K Read 23.2
4K Write 107
4K Mixed 32.8
134% 54.3 MB/s
DQ Read 303
DQ Write 344
DQ Mixed 252
210% 300 MB/s
117GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1.00
SusWrite @10s intervals: 161 225 223 227 209 226 MB/s
Read 307
Write 214
Mixed 227
SusWrite 212
54% 240 MB/s
4K Read 18.3
4K Write 42.5
4K Mixed 24.8
82% 28.5 MB/s
DQ Read 181
DQ Write 91.5
DQ Mixed 144
105% 139 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 13,029,063 SSDs tested.

Typical ARC 100 240GB Builds (Compare 16,935 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 63%
Desktop 77%
Workstation 57%

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 71% - Very good Total price: $1,019

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 4 years ago.

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22 months ago.

Amazing ssd very fast and reliable


2 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


10 months ago.

Solid option in 2014, but not today


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


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


2 years ago.

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

Above average

4 years ago.

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