OCZ Arc 100 240GB SSD Review

Performance

I don’t like testing drives without putting some miles on them, for the OCZ ARC a full installation of Windows 8.1 was placed onto the drive before putting the drive into use for a while and then running the tests. As you will see in the Crystal Disk Mark screen shot below, the drive had around 16% of the total drive utilised and it was still the primary drive at the time.

 

CDM ARC 100

Still the speeds returned were almost straight from the specifications. With the write speed taking a hit down to 423MB/s from 480MB/s and the sequential write dropping to 419MB/s from 430MB/s so around 10% and 3% differences. Still these are still respectable.

AS-SSD was next up, and the scores were not too dissimilar to those obtained above. though it should be noted, a sharp drop in the 4K write speed was seen.

ASSSD

 

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