Average Bench: 84.8% (382nd of 1040)

Based on 1,567 user benchmarks.  Model: OCZ-ARC100

Very good average bench

The OCZ ARC 100 480GB averaged just 15.1% 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 198MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 83.6MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the OCZ ARC 100 480GB is 39.1%. 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 275MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 364MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 1,567 samples)
Min Avg Max
285 Read 364 411
256 Write 385 440
206 Mixed 275 312
201 SusWrite 347 411
77.2% 342 MB/s
Min Avg Max
17.3 4K Read 24.3 28.9
41.5 4K Write 83.6 123
22.4 4K Mixed 32.1 38.5
122% 46.6 MB/s
Min Avg Max
27.7 DQ Read 274 303
91.4 DQ Write 251 329
37.1 DQ Mixed 198 231
166% 241 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
336GB free
Firmware: 1.01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 441 376 441 376 443 375 MB/s
Read 420
Write 438
Mixed 313
SusWrite 409
89% 395 MB/s
4K Read 26.4
4K Write 86
4K Mixed 35.2
131% 49.2 MB/s
DQ Read 249
DQ Write 183
DQ Mixed 206
157% 213 MB/s
134GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1.01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 322 276 331 289 304 316 MB/s
Read 298
Write 320
Mixed 221
SusWrite 306
65% 286 MB/s
4K Read 21.6
4K Write 48
4K Mixed 27.5
93% 32.4 MB/s
DQ Read 299
DQ Write 180
DQ Mixed 183
152% 221 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 38,032,373 SSDs tested.


MSRP ≈ $180 @ launch in Aug '14
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Typical ARC 100 480GB Builds (Compare 3,581 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 43%
Speed boat
Desktop 84%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation 34%
Sail boat

Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z97P-D3

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 51% - Above average Total price: $631

Popular ARC 100 480GB compatible motherboards:

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

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