Average Bench: 39.1% (696th of 850)

Based on 4,962 user benchmarks.  Models: Corsair Force 3 SSD, Corsair Force 3

Poor average bench

The Corsair Force 3 120GB averaged 60.9% 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 64.6MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 19.3MB/s

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Corsair Force 3 120GB is 21.1%. 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 98.5MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 112MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 4,962 samples)
Min Avg Max
138 Read 179 202
76.5 Write 98.5 117
90.1 Mixed 112 135
28.7% 130 MB/s
Min Avg Max
12.3 4K Read 19.3 26.9
29.6 4K Write 64.6 104
6.87 4K Mixed 10.8 15.2
77.3% 31.6 MB/s
Min Avg Max
15.5 DQ Read 70.5 136
45.3 DQ Write 92.4 115
6.7 DQ Mixed 20.1 34.7
32.3% 61 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
80GB free
Firmware: 1.3.3 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 198
Write 97.5
Mixed 114
30% 137 MB/s
4K Read 30.2
4K Write 108
4K Mixed 10.7
117% 49.7 MB/s
DQ Read 28.5
DQ Write 96.6
DQ Mixed 8.24
22% 44.4 MB/s
43GB free
Firmware: 5.02 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 148
Write 104
Mixed 103
26% 118 MB/s
4K Read 27.8
4K Write 104
4K Mixed 8.12
107% 46.5 MB/s
DQ Read 22.4
DQ Write 102
DQ Mixed 7.59
22% 44 MB/s
4GB free
Firmware: 1.3.3 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 192
Write 90.3
Mixed 122
30% 135 MB/s
4K Read 20.2
4K Write 61.2
4K Mixed 8.36
74% 29.9 MB/s
DQ Read 86.1
DQ Write 106
DQ Mixed 29.2
41% 73.8 MB/s
73GB free
Firmware: 5.02 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 196
Write 97.1
Mixed 120
30% 138 MB/s
4K Read 17.4
4K Write 60.5
4K Mixed 9.75
71% 29.2 MB/s
DQ Read 22.2
DQ Write 105
DQ Mixed 7.13
22% 44.8 MB/s
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Typical Force 3 120GB Builds (Compare 4,710 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 59%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 58%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 37%
Jet ski

Motherboard: Asus P8Z77-V LX - $21

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 61% - Good Total price: $906

Popular Force 3 120GB compatible motherboards:

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