Average Bench: 39.9% - 675th / 836

Based on 4,124 user benchmarks.  Models: Corsair Force 3 SSD, Corsair Force 3

Poor average bench

The Corsair Force 3 120GB averaged 60.0% 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 66.7MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 19.5MB/s
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Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Corsair Force 3 120GB is 21.7%. 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 100MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 114MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 4,124 samples)
Min Avg Max
141 Read 182 204
78.3 Write 100 117
90.1 Mixed 114 136
29.2% 132 MB/s
Min Avg Max
12.5 4K Read 19.5 27.4
29.4 4K Write 66.7 107
6.96 4K Mixed 10.9 15.6
78.7% 32.3 MB/s
Min Avg Max
16.9 DQ Read 77.1 138
52.4 DQ Write 95.6 116
6.87 DQ Mixed 21.9 35.1
34.4% 64.9 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
37GB free
Firmware: 3 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Read 203
Write 105
Mixed 129
32% 146 MB/s
4K Read 28.8
4K Write 100
4K Mixed 14.6
115% 47.9 MB/s
DQ Read 137
DQ Write 106
DQ Mixed 30.8
48% 91.1 MB/s
61GB free
Firmware: 5.07 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Read 183
Write 107
Mixed 121
30% 137 MB/s
4K Read 22.7
4K Write 77.4
4K Mixed 14
93% 38.1 MB/s
DQ Read 103
DQ Write 106
DQ Mixed 29.5
43% 79.6 MB/s
72GB free
Firmware: 1.3.3 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Read 157
Write 97.7
Mixed 104
26% 120 MB/s
4K Read 15.1
4K Write 79.4
4K Mixed 9.09
76% 34.5 MB/s
DQ Read 22.5
DQ Write 61
DQ Mixed 8.95
16% 30.8 MB/s

 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 2,124,209 SSDs tested.

Typical Force 3 120GB Builds (Compare 3,570 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 74%
Desktop 61%
Workstation 39%
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Motherboard: Asus P8Z77-V LX - $21

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 70% - Very good Total price: $875

Popular Force 3 120GB compatible motherboards:

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