Average Bench: 39.5% (699th of 859)

Based on 6,397 user benchmarks.  Models: Corsair Force 3 SSD, Corsair Force 3

Poor average bench

The Corsair Force 3 120GB averaged 60.5% 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 63.7MB/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 21.6%. 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 99.8MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 114MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 6,397 samples)
Min Avg Max
145 Read 183 203
78 Write 99.8 116
90.8 Mixed 114 138
29.2% 132 MB/s
Min Avg Max
12.5 4K Read 19.4 26.8
27.8 4K Write 63.7 105
6.86 4K Mixed 11 15.5
77.2% 31.4 MB/s
Min Avg Max
15.4 DQ Read 76.7 137
39 DQ Write 93.8 113
6.69 DQ Mixed 21.4 34.6
33.9% 64 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
81GB free
Firmware: 1.3.3 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 199
Write 106
Mixed 119
31% 141 MB/s
4K Read 26.4
4K Write 100
4K Mixed 15
112% 47.3 MB/s
DQ Read 134
DQ Write 108
DQ Mixed 31.7
48% 91.3 MB/s
13GB free
Firmware: 1.3.3 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 190
Write 100
Mixed 110
29% 133 MB/s
4K Read 22.9
4K Write 91
4K Mixed 13.8
101% 42.6 MB/s
DQ Read 102
DQ Write 100
DQ Mixed 27.9
41% 76.5 MB/s
91GB free
Firmware: 5.07 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 205
Write 101
Mixed 119
31% 142 MB/s
4K Read 16.1
4K Write 65.9
4K Mixed 14.3
78% 32.1 MB/s
DQ Read 110
DQ Write 110
DQ Mixed 29
44% 82.7 MB/s
48GB free
Firmware: 1.3. Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 204
Write 100
Mixed 129
32% 145 MB/s
4K Read 13.9
4K Write 39.8
4K Mixed 6.48
50% 20.1 MB/s
DQ Read 13.1
DQ Write 111
DQ Mixed 5.44
21% 43.2 MB/s
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Typical Force 3 120GB Builds (Compare 6,114 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 59%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 57%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 36%
Jet ski

Motherboard: Asus P8Z77-V LX

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 59% - Above average Total price: $927

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