Average Bench: 39.5% (701st of 862)

Based on 6,544 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 65.6MB/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 21.9%. 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 113MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 6,544 samples)
Min Avg Max
142 Read 182 204
77.7 Write 99 118
89.8 Mixed 113 138
29% 131 MB/s
Min Avg Max
12.5 4K Read 19.1 26.5
30.1 4K Write 65.6 106
6.82 4K Mixed 10.8 15.3
77.5% 31.8 MB/s
Min Avg Max
16 DQ Read 76.5 136
49.4 DQ Write 96.2 115
6.51 DQ Mixed 20.5 34.8
33.8% 64.4 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
50GB free
Firmware: 1.3.3 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 193
Write 99.6
Mixed 114
30% 135 MB/s
4K Read 28.8
4K Write 94.7
4K Mixed 16.2
114% 46.6 MB/s
DQ Read 123
DQ Write 104
DQ Mixed 35.4
48% 87.5 MB/s
46GB free
Firmware: 1.3.2 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 196
Write 110
Mixed 125
32% 143 MB/s
4K Read 19.2
4K Write 103
4K Mixed 8.38
94% 43.4 MB/s
DQ Read 23.5
DQ Write 101
DQ Mixed 7.88
22% 44.2 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 4,440,588 SSDs tested.

Typical Force 3 120GB Builds (Compare 1,844 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 58%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 56%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 39%
Jet ski

Motherboard: Asus P8Z68-V PRO - $150

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 66% - Good Total price: $773

Popular Force 3 120GB compatible motherboards:

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