Average Bench: 87.3% (305th of 1011)

Based on 7,079 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 12.7% 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.

Strengths

Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 231MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 86.6MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the OCZ ARC 100 240GB is 37.1%. 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 298MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 369MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 7,079 samples)
Min Avg Max
306 Read 369 410
303 Write 400 425
238 Mixed 298 321
221 SusWrite 358 408
80.3% 356 MB/s
Min Avg Max
16.4 4K Read 23.1 27.8
43.9 4K Write 86.6 126
21.7 4K Mixed 32.9 40
123% 47.5 MB/s
Min Avg Max
182 DQ Read 281 316
116 DQ Write 299 355
88.1 DQ Mixed 231 259
190% 270 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
35GB free
Firmware: 1.01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 372 327 375 380 206 193 MB/s
Read 375
Write 423
Mixed 324
SusWrite 309
81% 358 MB/s
4K Read 19.5
4K Write 104
4K Mixed 27.9
120% 50.5 MB/s
DQ Read 295
DQ Write 338
DQ Mixed 256
210% 296 MB/s
184GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1.01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 222 251 235 263 263 242 MB/s
Read 322
Write 331
Mixed 270
SusWrite 246
66% 292 MB/s
4K Read 12.2
4K Write 47.9
4K Mixed 29.5
82% 29.9 MB/s
DQ Read 190
DQ Write 170
DQ Mixed 168
129% 176 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 19,132,121 SSDs tested.

Typical ARC 100 240GB Builds (Compare 22,026 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 51%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 72%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 50%
Yacht

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 45% - 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 5 years ago.

Excellent (edit your comment) Add link

5 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

18 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

5 years ago.


Excellent

4 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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