Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 16 of 21

Thread: OCZ Arc 100 (240GB)

  1. #1
    HEXUS.admin
    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Posts
    29,254
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked
    1,924 times in 668 posts

    OCZ Arc 100 (240GB)

    A budget drive with mainstream performance.
    Read more.

  2. #2
    Registered+
    Join Date
    Jul 2013
    Posts
    79
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked
    6 times in 3 posts

    Re: OCZ Arc 100 (240GB)

    I hope this solid state drive does not start to loose data after seven days without power, as I've just managed get hold of one!

  3. #3
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2012
    Posts
    259
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked
    26 times in 25 posts
    • devBunny's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Asus P9X79 Pro
      • CPU:
      • i7-3930
      • Memory:
      • 8GB Kingston HyperX
      • Storage:
      • 256GB Samsung 830
      • Graphics card(s):
      • 2 x GTX 560Ti
      • PSU:
      • OCZ ZX1000W Gold
      • Case:
      • Xigmatek Elysium
      • Operating System:
      • Win 7 and Win XP in VMs
      • Monitor(s):
      • 3 x Dell 2410M 1920x1200 IPS

    Re: OCZ Arc 100 (240GB)

    OCZ Storage Solutions is understandably keen to shake off the spectre of the older company whose record in reliability left much to be desired.
    I'm sure they are but for me the name OCZ equals DNB (do not buy) after a pair of previous OCZ budget 128's both died within just a few months of purchase. A lot of trust and goodwill went down the swannee with them.

  4. #4
    Bagnaj97
    Guest

    Re: OCZ Arc 100 (240GB)

    Quote Originally Posted by devBunny View Post
    I'm sure they are but for me the name OCZ equals DNB (do not buy) after a pair of previous OCZ budget 128's both died within just a few months of purchase. A lot of trust and goodwill went down the swannee with them.
    Which is why they went bust. They're now owned by Toshiba and safe to buy again! I suspect that's partly why the pricing of these drives is good - Toshiba want people to buy them and rebuild the opinion of OCZ SSDs.

  5. #5
    Super Nerd
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Location
    Cambridge
    Posts
    1,785
    Thanks
    22
    Thanked
    105 times in 72 posts

    Re: OCZ Arc 100 (240GB)

    That endurance figure is terrible, 22TBW - a Crucial BX is over 3x better at 72TBW. For that reason alone the ARC100 is off my consideration list.

  6. #6
    Banhammer in peace PeterB kalniel's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Posts
    29,271
    Thanks
    1,547
    Thanked
    2,952 times in 2,393 posts
    • kalniel's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Gigabyte X58A UD3R rev 2
      • CPU:
      • Intel Xeon X5680
      • Memory:
      • 12gb DDR3 2000
      • Graphics card(s):
      • nVidia GTX 1060 6GB
      • PSU:
      • Seasonic 600W
      • Case:
      • Cooler Master HAF 912
      • Operating System:
      • Win 10 Pro x64
      • Monitor(s):
      • Dell U2311H
      • Internet:
      • O2 8mbps

    Re: OCZ Arc 100 (240GB)

    Quote Originally Posted by kingpotnoodle View Post
    That endurance figure is terrible, 22TBW - a Crucial BX is over 3x better at 72TBW. For that reason alone the ARC100 is off my consideration list.
    What are you using it for? By average Hexus use that'd last 10 years to the rated endurance, let alone the real endurance which is likely to be much much higher.

  7. #7
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Posts
    493
    Thanks
    10
    Thanked
    34 times in 31 posts

    Re: OCZ Arc 100 (240GB)

    Quote Originally Posted by kingpotnoodle View Post
    That endurance figure is terrible, 22TBW - a Crucial BX is over 3x better at 72TBW. For that reason alone the ARC100 is off my consideration list.
    I beg to differ: http://www.kitguru.net/components/ss...it-100tb-mark/

  8. #8
    Now 100% Apple free cheesemp's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Location
    Near the New forest
    Posts
    2,337
    Thanks
    166
    Thanked
    154 times in 108 posts
    • cheesemp's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Gigabyte Z77-D3H
      • CPU:
      • Intel i5 3570k @ 4.2
      • Memory:
      • 16gb Crucial Ballastix Elite DDR3 @1866
      • Storage:
      • 64Gb M4 + 240Gb arc100 + 2x500Gb HDD
      • Graphics card(s):
      • RX 480 8Gb Nitro+ OC
      • PSU:
      • Antec 650W Semi modular
      • Case:
      • NZXT Source S340 Mid Tower
      • Operating System:
      • Win 10
      • Monitor(s):
      • 32" QHD AOC Q3279VWF
      • Internet:
      • FTTC ~30Mb

    Re: OCZ Arc 100 (240GB)

    I picked up one of these at christmas. £65 in PC World. Its since gone up but it was £15 cheaper than the equivalent crucial MX100 and as it was only going in a budget laptop price was crucial. Been quite happy with it. Glad to see it reviews well.
    Trust

    Laptop : Lenovo G505s A8-5550m 8Gb 240Gb SSD Radeon HD 8550G + Radeon HD 8570M dual graphics

  9. #9
    Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2013
    Posts
    143
    Thanks
    21
    Thanked
    14 times in 8 posts
    • ChinesePate's system
      • Motherboard:
      • MSI Z87-G45
      • CPU:
      • 4670k @ 4.2GHz
      • Memory:
      • 4x4GB G.Skill 1600MHz
      • Storage:
      • 256GB 840 EVO, 240GB ARC 100,4x2TB WD BLUE
      • Graphics card(s):
      • Sapphire R9 290 Tri-X
      • PSU:
      • OCZ 550W
      • Case:
      • HAF 922
      • Operating System:
      • Windows 8.1 Pro
      • Monitor(s):
      • 3x Dell S2740L
      • Internet:
      • [X]

    Re: OCZ Arc 100 (240GB)

    I also had one of the older OCZs fail on me, however decided to give the brand another chance and picked up 240GB version of this one a month ago. The ShieldPlus promise was something that convinced me, having remembered all the hoops I had to go through when a drive passed away on me in the past.

  10. #10
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2013
    Location
    Newcastle Upon Tyne
    Posts
    926
    Thanks
    54
    Thanked
    105 times in 72 posts
    • Jowsey's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Asrock H81M-ITX
      • CPU:
      • Intel Xeon E3-1230V3
      • Memory:
      • 8GB Corsair XMS3
      • Storage:
      • 256GB Crucial MX100 & 2TB Seagate Barracuda
      • Graphics card(s):
      • Asus GTX 770 DCUII 2GB
      • PSU:
      • EVGA SuperNova GS 550 watt
      • Case:
      • Phanteks Evolv ITX
      • Operating System:
      • Windows 7 64 bit
      • Internet:
      • Virgin Media 100Mb

    Re: OCZ Arc 100 (240GB)

    I had an OCZ SSD in the 'bad years', but mine didn't have the funny controller. It's a 60GB Agility 3, worked fine for 3 years with me, now it's working just fine for my older brothers computer. No-one body writes 20GB a day reliably. I upgraded to an MX100 around Christmas and I recently checked it's writes and it was about 150GB worth of writes. Over about 5 months that's maybe 1GB a day.

    Ofcourse I may be the exception but I know a lot of people who use their SSD as a boot drive and keep everything else on a mechanical hard drive. I think that most people here could nurse home an SSD for a very long time.

  11. #11
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2005
    Location
    Liverpool
    Posts
    1,017
    Thanks
    32
    Thanked
    26 times in 20 posts
    • [DW]Cougho's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Asus Crosshair VI Hero
      • CPU:
      • AMD Ryzen 1700 @ 3.9GHz
      • Memory:
      • 16GB Team Group Dark Pro DDR4 @ 3466 C15
      • Storage:
      • 256gb Samsung 830 & 1TB Samsung 850 Evo
      • Graphics card(s):
      • Gigabyte GTX1070 G1 Gaming
      • PSU:
      • Corsair AX760
      • Case:
      • Silverstone FT-05B
      • Operating System:
      • Windows 10
      • Monitor(s):
      • BenQ XL2730Z 1440p 144Hz
      • Internet:
      • BT Infinity 1

    Re: OCZ Arc 100 (240GB)

    I've got the 128GB version of this drive in my HTPC and it's faultless, granted I've only been running it for around 7 months or so but I cannot tell the difference between my Samsung 830 and this.

    I'd have no hesitation in using another or recommending one.

  12. #12
    Super Nerd
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Location
    Cambridge
    Posts
    1,785
    Thanks
    22
    Thanked
    105 times in 72 posts

    Re: OCZ Arc 100 (240GB)

    Quote Originally Posted by CooperXS View Post
    Then why rate them and warranty them @ 22TBW & 3 years if that were true of all ARC 100 drives? 100TBW endurance means a lot less if they won't honour the warranty past 22TBW.

    Anandtech had an article discussing the current "data loss when off" kerfuffle and suggest endurance varies a lot depending on usage conditions with higher operating temperatures probably improving endurance. These constant write tests are not representative of actual endurance in *real* usage anymore than drive ratings are, they probably keep the drive warm and optimal and give a higher endurance figure then general desktop usage would.

    Personally I'd rather take a drive with much higher rated endurance and longer warranty for a few ££ more.

  13. #13
    Anthropomorphic Personification shaithis's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2004
    Location
    The Last Aerie
    Posts
    10,846
    Thanks
    645
    Thanked
    871 times in 735 posts
    • shaithis's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Asus P8Z77 WS
      • CPU:
      • i7 3770k @ 4.5GHz
      • Memory:
      • 32GB HyperX 1866
      • Storage:
      • Lots!
      • Graphics card(s):
      • Sapphire Fury X
      • PSU:
      • Corsair HX850
      • Case:
      • Corsair 600T (White)
      • Operating System:
      • Windows 10 x64
      • Monitor(s):
      • 2 x Dell 3007
      • Internet:
      • Zen 80Mb Fibre

    Re: OCZ Arc 100 (240GB)

    Purchased one of these from Amazon (£67) on Monday for a friends laptop (HP 655), should be fitting it this weekend for him.

    Really hoping that they have lost the old OCZ failure rates........
    Main PC: Asus Rampage IV Extreme / 3960X@4.5GHz / Antec H1200 Pro / 32GB DDR3-1866 Quad Channel / Sapphire Fury X / Areca 1680 / 850W EVGA SuperNOVA Gold 2 / Corsair 600T / 2x Dell 3007 / 4 x 250GB SSD + 2 x 80GB SSD / 4 x 1TB HDD (RAID 10) / Windows 10 Pro, Yosemite & Ubuntu
    HTPC: AsRock Z77 Pro 4 / 3770K@4.2GHz / 24GB / GTX 1080 / SST-LC20 / Antec TP-550 / Hisense 65k5510 4K TV / HTC Vive / 2 x 240GB SSD + 12TB HDD Space / Race Seat / Logitech G29 / Win 10 Pro
    HTPC2: Asus AM1I-A / 5150 / 4GB / Corsair Force 3 240GB / Silverstone SST-ML05B + ST30SF / Samsung UE60H6200 TV / Windows 10 Pro
    Spare/Loaner: Gigabyte EX58-UD5 / i950 / 12GB / HD7870 / Corsair 300R / Silverpower 700W modular
    NAS 1: HP N40L / 12GB ECC RAM / 2 x 3TB Arrays || NAS 2: Dell PowerEdge T110 II / 24GB ECC RAM / 2 x 3TB Hybrid arrays || Network:Buffalo WZR-1166DHP w/DD-WRT + HP ProCurve 1800-24G
    Laptop: Lenovo Flex 2 / 12GB RAM / 240GB Corsair Force 3 Printer: HP CP1515n || Phone: HTC One U11 || Other: Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 Pro 10.1 CM12.1 / Playstation 4 + G29 + 2TB Hybrid drive

  14. #14
    Not a good person scaryjim's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Location
    Manchester
    Posts
    15,087
    Thanks
    1,208
    Thanked
    2,251 times in 1,852 posts
    • scaryjim's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Dell Inspiron
      • CPU:
      • Core i5 8250U
      • Memory:
      • 1x 8GB DDR4 2400
      • Storage:
      • 128GB M.2 SSD + 1TB HDD
      • Graphics card(s):
      • Radeon R5 230
      • PSU:
      • Battery/Dell brick
      • Case:
      • Dell Inspiron 5570
      • Operating System:
      • Windows 10
      • Monitor(s):
      • 15" 1080p laptop panel

    Re: OCZ Arc 100 (240GB)

    Quote Originally Posted by kingpotnoodle View Post
    ... why rate them and warranty them @ 22TBW & 3 years if that were true of all ARC 100 drives? 100TBW endurance means a lot less if they won't honour the warranty past 22TBW. ...
    Because warranties are all about fine margins, and mainstream components are all about headline price. You can guarantee they will have done extensive modelling on failures rates, return rates and consumer write loads. Offering a warranty isn't as simple as saying "99.99% of our drives will stand 100TB of writes so we'll warrant to that amount". There are far greater economic considerations than that, and if they can cut 2% off the shelf price of a drive by having a slightly lower or shorter warranty, that may be worth it. A quick browse of Scan suggests that OCZ have managed to undercut the BX100 by around 8%....

  15. #15
    Oh Crumbs.... Biscuit's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    N. Yorkshire
    Posts
    11,192
    Thanks
    1,392
    Thanked
    1,091 times in 833 posts
    • Biscuit's system
      • Motherboard:
      • MSI B450M Mortar
      • CPU:
      • AMD 2700X (Be Quiet! Dark Rock 3)
      • Memory:
      • 16GB Patriot Viper 2 @ 3466MHz
      • Storage:
      • 500GB WD Black
      • Graphics card(s):
      • Sapphire R9 290X Vapor-X
      • PSU:
      • Seasonic Focus Gold 750W
      • Case:
      • Lian Li PC-V359
      • Operating System:
      • Windows 10 x64
      • Internet:
      • BT Infinity 80/20

    Re: OCZ Arc 100 (240GB)

    I still dont understand why they kept the OCZ name.

  16. #16
    Registered+
    Join Date
    Sep 2013
    Posts
    64
    Thanks
    2
    Thanked
    1 time in 1 post

    Re: OCZ Arc 100 (240GB)

    I don't need a super fast SSD, but just one that has high performance over cost, without sudden death at lesat in 5 years. I'm using an SSD, with which I had about 1TB Host Writes in recent 3 months. That means I by average do about 4TB Host Writes in one year. Thus the 22TBW may give me a 5.5 year endurance? It's just enough? The health is now 46% on my SSD.

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •