Average Bench: 82.9% (291st of 959)

Based on 773 user benchmarks.  Model: OCZ-ARC100

Very good average bench

The OCZ ARC 100 480GB averaged just 17.0% 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 Random Write Speed 84.2MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 90.8MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the OCZ ARC 100 480GB is 40.8%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the OCZ ARC 100 480GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.


Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed 186MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 353MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 773 samples)
Min Avg Max
309 Read 414 464
230 Write 387 439
220 Mixed 363 445
220 SusWrite 353 406
85.4% 379 MB/s
Min Avg Max
17.3 4K Read 23.8 29
42.3 4K Write 84.2 125
12.5 4K Mixed 26 38.1
114% 44.7 MB/s
Min Avg Max
19.4 DQ Read 186 303
70.5 DQ Write 214 328
13.2 DQ Mixed 90.8 227
98.6% 164 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
297GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1.01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 256 403 374 433 429 376 MB/s
Read 387
Write 434
Mixed 297
SusWrite 379
84% 374 MB/s
4K Read 22
4K Write 57.3
4K Mixed 24.2
95% 34.5 MB/s
DQ Read 301
DQ Write 323
DQ Mixed 223
192% 282 MB/s
98GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1.01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 296 348 345 301 343 287 MB/s
Read 361
Write 357
Mixed 230
SusWrite 320
71% 317 MB/s
4K Read 24.4
4K Write 57.6
4K Mixed 25.2
100% 35.7 MB/s
DQ Read 205
DQ Write 67.2
DQ Mixed 84.1
76% 119 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 9,101,861 SSDs tested.


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Typical ARC 100 480GB Builds (Compare 2,452 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 61%
Desktop 70%
Battle cruiser
Workstation 46%

Motherboard: Asrock Z97 Anniversary - $95

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 88% - Excellent Total price: $725

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

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