Average Bench: 83.6% (303rd of 976)

Based on 821 user benchmarks.  Model: OCZ-ARC100

Very good average bench

The OCZ ARC 100 480GB averaged just 16.4% 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 112MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 85.5MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the OCZ ARC 100 480GB is 40.7%. 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 200MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 345MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 821 samples)
Min Avg Max
286 Read 401 463
231 Write 386 440
212 Mixed 345 444
225 SusWrite 353 407
83.6% 371 MB/s
Min Avg Max
17 4K Read 24 29
42.1 4K Write 85.5 126
12.7 4K Mixed 27.3 38.4
117% 45.6 MB/s
Min Avg Max
20.2 DQ Read 200 303
75.6 DQ Write 224 328
13.1 DQ Mixed 112 229
112% 179 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
368GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1.01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 402 347 411 325 368 368 MB/s
Read 317
Write 367
Mixed 272
SusWrite 370
75% 332 MB/s
4K Read 11.6
4K Write 48.1
4K Mixed 14.3
61% 24.7 MB/s
DQ Read 298
DQ Write 323
DQ Mixed 221
191% 281 MB/s
75GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1.01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 233 236 236 201 234 236 MB/s
Read 333
Write 225
Mixed 204
SusWrite 230
55% 248 MB/s
4K Read 23
4K Write 51.5
4K Mixed 22.3
91% 32.3 MB/s
DQ Read 207
DQ Write 68.6
DQ Mixed 88.4
78% 121 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 10,388,192 SSDs tested.


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Typical ARC 100 480GB Builds (Compare 2,801 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 62%
Desktop 70%
Workstation 47%

Motherboard: Asrock Z97 Anniversary - $95

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 85% - Excellent Total price: $770

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

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