Average Bench: 39.5% (711th of 873)

Based on 7,273 user benchmarks.  Models: Corsair Force 3 SSD, Corsair Force 3

Poor average bench

The Corsair Force 3 120GB averaged 60.4% 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 64.8MB/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 22.9%. 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 99.8MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 114MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 7,273 samples)
Min Avg Max
142 Read 183 205
76.1 Write 99.8 119
88.1 Mixed 114 138
29.1% 132 MB/s
Min Avg Max
12.5 4K Read 19.3 26.7
26.7 4K Write 64.8 106
6.75 4K Mixed 10.9 15.5
77.5% 31.7 MB/s
Min Avg Max
17.1 DQ Read 76.1 138
44.2 DQ Write 93.9 118
6.67 DQ Mixed 20.5 35.6
33.4% 63.5 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
87GB 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 97.9
Mixed 115
30% 135 MB/s
4K Read 20.9
4K Write 86.2
4K Mixed 14.1
95% 40.4 MB/s
DQ Read 112
DQ Write 103
DQ Mixed 9.45
34% 74.8 MB/s
64GB free
Firmware: 1.3.3 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 172
Write 110
Mixed 110
29% 130 MB/s
4K Read 22.3
4K Write 63
4K Mixed 9.86
80% 31.7 MB/s
DQ Read 24.2
DQ Write 86.1
DQ Mixed 11.7
22% 40.7 MB/s
31GB 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 77.8
Mixed 90.1
26% 118 MB/s
4K Read 13.6
4K Write 51.1
4K Mixed 12.4
64% 25.7 MB/s
DQ Read 138
DQ Write 93.6
DQ Mixed 28.8
45% 86.7 MB/s
39GB free
Firmware: 5.03 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 138
Write 120
Mixed 125
28% 128 MB/s
4K Read 16.2
4K Write 59
4K Mixed 7.29
65% 27.5 MB/s
DQ Read 19.3
DQ Write 98.2
DQ Mixed 6.25
20% 41.2 MB/s
95GB free
Firmware: 5.02 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 151
Write 106
Mixed 106
27% 121 MB/s
4K Read 18
4K Write 49.6
4K Mixed 9.23
65% 25.6 MB/s
DQ Read 19
DQ Write 93.8
DQ Mixed 8.38
20% 40.4 MB/s
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Typical Force 3 120GB Builds (Compare 2,170 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 57%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 56%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 39%
Jet ski

Motherboard: Asus P8Z68-V PRO - $150

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 57% - Above average Total price: $978

Popular Force 3 120GB compatible motherboards:

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