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OCZ ARC 100 240GB SATA SSD Full Review - Barefoot 3 M10 on the cheap

Subject: Storage
Manufacturer: OCZ
Tagged: toshiba, ssd, sata, ocz, ARC

Internals, Testing Methodology and System Setup

Internals:

The outside:

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After disassembly:

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The components and layout are virtually identical to the Vertex 460. No real surprises here.

Testing Methodology

Our tests are a mix of synthetic and real-world benchmarks. PCMark, IOMeter, HDTach, HDTune, Yapt and our custom File Copy test round out the selection to cover just about all bases. If you have any questions about our tests just drop into the Storage Forum and we'll help you out! 

Test System Setup

We currently employ a pair of testbeds. A newer ASUS P8Z77-V Pro/Thunderbolt and an ASUS Z87-PRO. Variance between both boards has been deemed negligible.

PC Perspective would like to thank ASUS, Corsair, and Kingston for supplying some of the components of our test rigs. 

 
Hard Drive Test System Setup
CPU Intel Core i7-4770K
Motherboard ASUS P8Z77-V Pro/TB / ASUS Z87-PRO
Memory Kingston HyperX 4GB DDR3-2133 CL9
Hard Drive G.Skill 32GB SLC SSD
Sound Card N/A
Video Card Intel® HD Graphics 4600
Video Drivers Intel
Power Supply Corsair CMPSU-650TX
DirectX Version DX9.0c
Operating System Windows 8.1 X64
  • PCMark Vantage and 7
  • Yapt
  • IOMeter
  • HDTach
  • HDTune
  • PCPer File Copy Test
August 13, 2014 | 07:17 AM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

I know this is off topic, but whatever happened to intel's DC P3500? Is that ever going to be released?

August 13, 2014 | 08:36 AM - Posted by Airbrushkid (not verified)

The DC P3500 is suppose to be released by the end of August. I am waiting to buy one when it does.

August 13, 2014 | 10:58 AM - Posted by funandjam

.50/GB is decent, but I would love to see everyday prices dip into the .30/GB range or below.

August 13, 2014 | 02:40 PM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

Think it won't happen until we start making over 1.5tb in 2.5"

August 13, 2014 | 06:54 PM - Posted by Kyon CoraeL (not verified)

Based on how the SSD prices have been declining in the last 2 years, I think that $0.30/Gb is obtainable within 2 years easily, regardless of whether or not 2.5" 1.5Tb hard drives are available. I have had a 2.5" 1Tb Hard drive since 2009 and there hasn't been any indication that there is any demand for anything larger for a laptop. I have seen 2.5" 2Tb hard drives but the height is too tall to fit in most laptops.

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