Average Bench: 39.8% (693rd of 853)

Based on 5,325 user benchmarks.  Models: Corsair Force 3 SSD, Corsair Force 3

Poor average bench

The Corsair Force 3 120GB averaged 60.2% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This isn't a great result which indicates that there are much faster alternatives on the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 65MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 19.4MB/s

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Corsair Force 3 120GB is 21.5%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Corsair Force 3 120GB performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sequential Write Speed 99MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 114MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 5,325 samples)
Min Avg Max
138 Read 183 206
79 Write 99 115
89.7 Mixed 114 137
29.1% 132 MB/s
Min Avg Max
13.3 4K Read 19.4 27
28.5 4K Write 65 104
7.05 4K Mixed 11.1 15.4
78% 31.8 MB/s
Min Avg Max
17.5 DQ Read 80.2 138
45.1 DQ Write 94.4 113
6.64 DQ Mixed 22.1 35.6
34.7% 65.6 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
24GB free
Firmware: 5.07 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 188
Write 106
Mixed 123
31% 139 MB/s
4K Read 21.8
4K Write 109
4K Mixed 17
113% 49.4 MB/s
DQ Read 117
DQ Write 110
DQ Mixed 31.6
46% 86.1 MB/s
48GB free
Firmware: 5.02 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 181
Write 104
Mixed 134
31% 139 MB/s
4K Read 22.8
4K Write 102
4K Mixed 9.57
101% 44.8 MB/s
DQ Read 24
DQ Write 89.2
DQ Mixed 24.5
28% 45.9 MB/s
47GB free
Firmware: 5.02 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 194
Write 107
Mixed 116
31% 139 MB/s
4K Read 17.5
4K Write 68.3
4K Mixed 11.5
78% 32.5 MB/s
DQ Read 114
DQ Write 108
DQ Mixed 30.4
45% 84.3 MB/s
43GB free
Firmware: 5.05
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Read 183
Write 91.9
Mixed 118
29% 131 MB/s
4K Read 22.7
4K Write 62.5
4K Mixed 11.6
82% 32.2 MB/s
DQ Read 120
DQ Write 96.2
DQ Mixed 27.3
42% 81.3 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 3,339,136 SSDs tested.

Typical Force 3 120GB Builds (Compare 5,435 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 58%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 58%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 37%
Jet ski

Motherboard: Asus P8Z77-V LX

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 58% - Above average Total price: $959

Popular Force 3 120GB compatible motherboards:

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