OCZ ARC 100 Series SSDs Show up on Amazon and Scan


OCZ hasn’t announced the ARC 100 series of Solid State Drives yet, but they are available to be pre-ordere on both Amazon.com and Scan.co.uk. The online retailers show that the drive uses a proprietary Barefoot 3 M10 controller with Toshiba 19nm MLC NAND Flash. The drive appears to be available in 120GB, 240GB and 480GB capacities for $74.99, $119.99 and $239.99, respectively. That puts it right around $0.50 per GB on the widely popular 240GB and 480GB capacities before any rebates or incentives. That would make this a value oriented SSD and the performance numbers confirm that assessment. The maximum sequential read/write speeds are 490/430 MB/s with up to 80,000 IOPS on the random read and writes. Not bad pricing nor performance numbers! It looks like OCZ will be releasing a competitive SSD to the market when it comes to both pricing and performance.

OCZ ARC 100 Series SSD Features:

  • Cutting-edge Toshiba 19nm process geometry NAND offers excellent value for consumer desktops and laptops
  • Emphasis on endurance, rated for 20GB/day of host writes for 3 years (typical client workloads)
  • Proprietary Barefoot 3 M10 controller technology delivers superior sustained speeds over the long term
  • Excels in both incompressible and compressible data types such as multimedia, encrypted data,. ZIP files and software
  • Advanced suite of NAND flash management to analyze and dynamically adapt as flash cells wear
  • Max Sequential Read Speed 490MB/s; Max Sequential Write Speed 430MB/s; Up to 80K IOPS
  • Sleek alloy housing offers ultra-slim sub-7mm z-height for use in the latest thinner form factor notebooks
  • Superior reliability with in-house technology and high quality components based on the latest technology