Average Bench: 39.4% (746th of 908)

Based on 8,212 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.


Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 66MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 19.1MB/s

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Corsair Force 3 120GB is 22.5%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Corsair Force 3 120GB performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.


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

Average Bench

(Based on 8,212 samples)
Min Avg Max
141 Read 181 204
79.1 Write 99 116
88.8 Mixed 114 134
29% 131 MB/s
Min Avg Max
12.4 4K Read 19.1 27
32.9 4K Write 66 104
6.7 4K Mixed 10.8 15.4
77.7% 32 MB/s
Min Avg Max
16.2 DQ Read 74.2 138
47 DQ Write 93.9 114
6.65 DQ Mixed 20.7 34.6
33.3% 62.9 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
6GB free
Firmware: 5.07 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Read 198
Write 97.1
Mixed 123
31% 139 MB/s
4K Read 16.1
4K Write 57.2
4K Mixed 10.5
68% 27.9 MB/s
DQ Read 124
DQ Write 119
DQ Mixed 23.5
45% 88.8 MB/s
26GB free
Firmware: 1.2 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Read 194
Write 98.6
Mixed 119
30% 137 MB/s
4K Read 13.9
4K Write 62.2
4K Mixed 9.01
66% 28.4 MB/s
DQ Read 28.4
DQ Write 106
DQ Mixed 7.06
23% 47 MB/s
11GB free
Firmware: 1.3.3 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Read 188
Write 87.9
Mixed 107
28% 128 MB/s
4K Read 15.9
4K Write 55.3
4K Mixed 5.26
60% 25.5 MB/s
DQ Read 70.2
DQ Write 100
DQ Mixed 30.3
38% 66.9 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 6,041,555 SSDs tested.

Typical Force 3 120GB Builds (Compare 2,491 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 57%
Desktop 56%
Workstation 39%
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Motherboard: Asus P8Z68-V PRO - $150

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 59% - Above average Total price: $972

Popular Force 3 120GB compatible motherboards:

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