Average Bench: 84.6% (318th of 991)

Based on 892 user benchmarks.  Model: OCZ-ARC100

Very good average bench

The OCZ ARC 100 480GB averaged just 15.3% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the OCZ ARC 100 480GB near the top of the comparison list.


Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 141MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 86.3MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the OCZ ARC 100 480GB is 41.7%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the OCZ ARC 100 480GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.


Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 322MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 388MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 892 samples)
Min Avg Max
286 Read 388 462
232 Write 385 440
210 Mixed 322 444
214 SusWrite 351 407
81.5% 362 MB/s
Min Avg Max
17.2 4K Read 24.2 29.3
42.1 4K Write 86.3 128
13.6 4K Mixed 29.3 38.9
120% 46.6 MB/s
Min Avg Max
20.6 DQ Read 229 303
77.1 DQ Write 237 328
14.1 DQ Mixed 141 231
131% 202 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
183GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1.01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 402 357 422 371 435 339 MB/s
Read 408
Write 435
Mixed 303
SusWrite 388
86% 383 MB/s
4K Read 29.1
4K Write 139
4K Mixed 39.4
168% 69.1 MB/s
DQ Read 301
DQ Write 326
DQ Mixed 232
197% 286 MB/s
25GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1.01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 308 290 312 233 335 330 MB/s
Read 339
Write 204
Mixed 240
SusWrite 301
61% 271 MB/s
4K Read 26.1
4K Write 94.9
4K Mixed 32.7
132% 51.2 MB/s
DQ Read 302
DQ Write 204
DQ Mixed 170
149% 225 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 12,089,043 SSDs tested.


Approx. $180 @ launch in Aug '14
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Typical ARC 100 480GB Builds (Compare 3,168 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 61%
Desktop 71%
Workstation 46%

Motherboard: Asrock Z97 Anniversary - $95

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 76% - Very good Total price: $884

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Controller: Indilinx Barefoot 3. Flash Memory: Toshiba A19nm MLC

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