OCZ ARC 100 480GB SSD Review

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It’s been quite a while since OCZ released the ARC 100 line of SSDs (roughly 7 months ago) so to make up for that on our test bench we have the 480GB model which is the highest capacity of that line. Under the hood of the new ARC 100 line we find the latest A19nm MLC NAND flash by Toshiba paired with an Indilinx/OCZ Barefoot 3 M10 controller. Now as many of you are aware OCZ took over Indilinx a few years back so thanks to their acquisition by Toshiba just recently they are amongst the very few SSD manufacturers (along with Samsung and of course Toshiba now) that have in their hands both the controller (and the FW of course) and the NAND flash memory of a drive and although it may not sound important to many of you well it should since that means more competitive prices.