Average Bench: 86.7% (363rd of 1058)

Based on 10,263 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 13.2% 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 226MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 83.8MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the OCZ ARC 100 240GB is 35.9%. 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 373MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 10,263 samples)
Min Avg Max
307 Read 373 411
320 Write 401 427
228 Mixed 299 324
229 SusWrite 358 410
80.7% 358 MB/s
Min Avg Max
15.5 4K Read 23.3 27.3
42.2 4K Write 83.8 118
21.4 4K Mixed 32.8 39.3
122% 46.6 MB/s
Min Avg Max
204 DQ Read 281 317
94.9 DQ Write 284 351
88.9 DQ Mixed 226 259
186% 264 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
133GB free
Firmware: 1.01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 413 413 372 418 378 416 MB/s
Read 421
Write 416
Mixed 314
SusWrite 402
87% 388 MB/s
4K Read 26.5
4K Write 101
4K Mixed 37.5
142% 54.9 MB/s
DQ Read 302
DQ Write 350
DQ Mixed 251
210% 301 MB/s
79GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1.01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 419 418 384 420 383 351 MB/s
Read 377
Write 413
Mixed 296
SusWrite 396
84% 371 MB/s
4K Read 24.8
4K Write 91
4K Mixed 35.3
131% 50.4 MB/s
DQ Read 265
DQ Write 307
DQ Mixed 227
187% 266 MB/s
223GB free
Firmware: 1.00
SusWrite @10s intervals: 429 414 410 430 393 430 MB/s
Read 395
Write 427
Mixed 320
SusWrite 418
88% 390 MB/s
4K Read 26.1
4K Write 87.5
4K Mixed 36.3
132% 50 MB/s
DQ Read 247
DQ Write 191
DQ Mixed 207
158% 215 MB/s
83GB free
Firmware: 1.01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 398 404 387 373 256 189 MB/s
Read 386
Write 421
Mixed 313
SusWrite 334
82% 364 MB/s
4K Read 24.8
4K Write 51.8
4K Mixed 29.8
103% 35.5 MB/s
DQ Read 304
DQ Write 98.3
DQ Mixed 207
151% 203 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 47,060,382 SSDs tested.

Typical ARC 100 240GB Builds (Compare 40,883 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 2%
Tree trunk
Desktop 65%
Battle cruiser
Workstation 2%
Tree trunk

Disqualified System: bin bin

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 55% - Above average Total price: $417

Popular ARC 100 240GB systems:

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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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2 years ago.

Amazing ssd very fast and reliable


5 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


3 years ago.

Solid option in 2014, but not today


4 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


5 years ago.

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

Above average

6 years ago.

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