Average Bench: 87.6% (298th of 1011)

Based on 7,224 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 12.4% 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 232MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 87.2MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the OCZ ARC 100 240GB is 35.8%. 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 301MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 370MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 7,224 samples)
Min Avg Max
311 Read 370 406
247 Write 398 426
253 Mixed 301 320
219 SusWrite 355 409
80.3% 356 MB/s
Min Avg Max
16.9 4K Read 23.2 27.7
45.3 4K Write 87.2 124
23.8 4K Mixed 33.2 39.9
124% 47.9 MB/s
Min Avg Max
190 DQ Read 284 316
158 DQ Write 301 352
139 DQ Mixed 232 259
191% 272 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
180GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1.00
SusWrite @10s intervals: 376 419 387 426 389 426 MB/s
Read 390
Write 423
Mixed 312
SusWrite 404
86% 382 MB/s
4K Read 23.1
4K Write 62.1
4K Mixed 30.5
107% 38.6 MB/s
DQ Read 298
DQ Write 242
DQ Mixed 238
187% 259 MB/s
163GB free
Firmware: 1.01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 424 351 426 399 415 426 MB/s
Read 366
Write 422
Mixed 305
SusWrite 407
85% 375 MB/s
4K Read 19.9
4K Write 63.1
4K Mixed 28.1
100% 37 MB/s
DQ Read 302
DQ Write 336
DQ Mixed 250
207% 296 MB/s
75GB free
Firmware: 1.01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 233 351 162 178 176 155 MB/s
Read 321
Write 379
Mixed 227
SusWrite 209
64% 284 MB/s
4K Read 20.5
4K Write 50
4K Mixed 21.6
85% 30.7 MB/s
DQ Read 205
DQ Write 62.1
DQ Mixed 83.4
74% 117 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 17,587,769 SSDs tested.

Typical ARC 100 240GB Builds (Compare 20,777 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 50%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 73%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 50%
Yacht

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 43% - Average Total price: $1,027

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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.

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3 months 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

16 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

2 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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