Average Bench: 39.9% (687th of 848)

Based on 4,147 user benchmarks.  Models: Corsair Force 3 SSD, Corsair Force 3

Poor average bench

The Corsair Force 3 120GB averaged 60.1% 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 65.7MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 19.6MB/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.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sequential Write Speed 99.8MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 114MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 4,147 samples)
Min Avg Max
138 Read 182 204
77 Write 99.8 119
89.9 Mixed 114 138
29.2% 132 MB/s
Min Avg Max
12.7 4K Read 19.6 27.7
30.8 4K Write 65.7 106
7.14 4K Mixed 11 15.6
78.7% 32.1 MB/s
Min Avg Max
16.5 DQ Read 77.2 138
50.9 DQ Write 95.1 117
6.67 DQ Mixed 22 35.2
34.4% 64.8 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
59GB free
Firmware: 1.3.3 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 186
Write 97.3
Mixed 121
30% 135 MB/s
4K Read 18.2
4K Write 90.6
4K Mixed 13.8
93% 40.9 MB/s
DQ Read 98.9
DQ Write 106
DQ Mixed 31.6
43% 78.9 MB/s
108GB free
Firmware: 1.3.3 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 167
Write 110
Mixed 107
28% 128 MB/s
4K Read 27
4K Write 82.9
4K Mixed 10.8
99% 40.3 MB/s
DQ Read 26.9
DQ Write 103
DQ Mixed 11.3
24% 47.2 MB/s
93GB free
Firmware: 1.3.3 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 188
Write 104
Mixed 127
31% 140 MB/s
4K Read 17.1
4K Write 82.7
4K Mixed 9.34
82% 36.4 MB/s
DQ Read 104
DQ Write 109
DQ Mixed 8.11
33% 73.7 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 2,393,235 SSDs tested.

Typical Force 3 120GB Builds (Compare 3,994 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 - $21

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 61% - Good Total price: $908

Popular Force 3 120GB compatible motherboards:

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