Average Bench: 86.1% (389th of 1072)

Based on 1,835 user benchmarks.  Model: OCZ-ARC100

Very good average bench

The OCZ ARC 100 480GB averaged just 13.8% 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.

Strengths

Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 206MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 85.8MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the OCZ ARC 100 480GB is 38.1%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the OCZ ARC 100 480GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 277MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 369MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 1,835 samples)
Min Avg Max
297 Read 369 413
264 Write 389 440
209 Mixed 277 315
208 SusWrite 349 412
78% 346 MB/s
Min Avg Max
17.8 4K Read 24.7 28.6
42.7 4K Write 85.8 123
22.3 4K Mixed 32.6 38
125% 47.7 MB/s
Min Avg Max
202 DQ Read 283 303
110 DQ Write 255 329
128 DQ Mixed 206 231
172% 248 MB/s
User Benchmarks BenchSequentialRandom 4kDeep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
245GB free
Firmware: 1.01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 435 423 383 435 346 385 MB/s
Read 403
Write 439
Mixed 306
SusWrite 401
87% 387 MB/s
4K Read 26.6
4K Write 82.8
4K Mixed 34.6
128% 48 MB/s
DQ Read 301
DQ Write 323
DQ Mixed 224
193% 283 MB/s
81GB free
Firmware: 1.01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 412 372 436 373 440 370 MB/s
Read 397
Write 434
Mixed 299
SusWrite 400
86% 383 MB/s
4K Read 26.3
4K Write 83.1
4K Mixed 34.9
128% 48.1 MB/s
DQ Read 255
DQ Write 194
DQ Mixed 217
164% 222 MB/s
95GB free
Firmware: 1.01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 306 335 396 320 309 288 MB/s
Read 402
Write 420
Mixed 304
SusWrite 326
82% 363 MB/s
4K Read 26.1
4K Write 88.9
4K Mixed 35.2
132% 50.1 MB/s
DQ Read 287
DQ Write 319
DQ Mixed 219
188% 275 MB/s
245GB free
Firmware: 1.01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 421 330 344 319 396 337 MB/s
Read 392
Write 435
Mixed 302
SusWrite 358
84% 372 MB/s
4K Read 26.1
4K Write 79.8
4K Mixed 33.1
124% 46.3 MB/s
DQ Read 303
DQ Write 317
DQ Mixed 224
192% 281 MB/s
62GB free
Firmware: 1.01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 411 304 307 243 273 260 MB/s
Read 392
Write 436
Mixed 275
SusWrite 300
79% 351 MB/s
4K Read 24.3
4K Write 92
4K Mixed 34.5
130% 50.3 MB/s
DQ Read 302
DQ Write 322
DQ Mixed 220
191% 282 MB/s
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MSRP ≈ $180 @ launch in Aug '14
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Typical ARC 100 480GB Builds (Compare 2,598 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings
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Gaming 38%
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Desktop
Desktop 79%
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Workstation
Workstation 30%
Sail boat

Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z97P-D3

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 41% - Average Total price: $463

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