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OCZ ARC 100 Series 240GB Value SSD Review

By: Chris Ramseyer | SSDs in Storage | Posted: Aug 13, 2014 2:29 pm
TweakTown Rating: 92%Manufacturer: OCZ Storage Solutions

Mixed Read / Write Workloads


In this series of tests, we measure mixed workload performance. We start with 100% read and then add data writes to the mix until we get to 100% writes, in 10% increments. We believe this will be the next major area SSD manufactures will address after performance consistency.


Mixed Workload Bandwidth




For now, we're just using sequential data for our mixed workload test, but the 4K random test is just about ready. In this test, we use 128KB sequential data and move from 100% reads to 100% writes in 10% increments.


80% Read / 20% Write Bandwidth




For most users, the 80% read, 20% write balance is what where we should focus. This test shows the Crucial MX100 256GB, what I would call my current favorite for the value SSD market. The OCZ ARC 100 is quickly working its way into that designation.


Mixed Workload Response Time




The latency results can be a bit different than the IOPS results, but not so much with the drives we have on display today.

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