OCZ Arc 100 240GB SSD Review

OCZ are a company with a varied history in PC Hardware, whilst also being a name that was almost wiped from recent memory. Back and now owned by Toshiba, OCZ Storage Solutions now focuses on the SSD solutions OCZ were once renown for.Today I am taking a look at one that hopes to offer a trifecta of performance, reliability and price.

The ARC 100 series of drives are available in 120GB, 240GB, 480GB sizes. The 240GB version I will be reviewing comes is available for around £73 which makes it a nice value drive overall. OCZ quote the 240GB drive as having a 480MB/s read and 430MB/s write which are not class leading by any stretch but are solid for the price range.

Specifications

Capacities 120GB, 240GB, 480GB
NAND Components Toshiba A19nm Multi-Level Cell (MLC)
Interface Serial ATA (SATA) 6Gb/s (SATA III)
NAND Controller OCZ Barefoot 3 M10
Form Factor 2.5-inch, 7mm height (fits ultra-thin notebooks)
Dimension (L x W x H) 100.20 x 69.75 x 6.70 mm
Weight 110g
Sequential Reads (240GB) 480 MB/s
Sequential Writes (240GB) 430 MB/s
Random Read Speed
(4KB, QD32)
(240GB)
75,000 IOPS
Random Write Speed
(4KB, QD32)
(240GB)
80,000 IOPS
Steady-State Random Write Speed (4KB, QD32) (240GB) 18,000 IOPS
MTBF 2 million hours
Endurance Rated for 20GB/day of host writes for 3 years under typical client workloads
Warranty and Support 3-Year ShieldPlus Warranty, Toll-Free Tech Support, 24 Hour Forum Support, Firmware Updates

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