Average Bench: 45.6% (741st of 921)

Based on 2,068 user benchmarks.  Models: Corsair Force 3 SSD, Corsair Force 3

The Corsair Force 3 is one of the slowest SSD's we have seen to date. Its real world speed rating of 305.7 MB/s puts it just above the bottom of the pack. Looking at its server orientated performance just makes matters worse, due to its now dated Sandforce controller which is known to deliver relatively poor incompressible transfer speeds, the Force 3 has the lowest AS-SSD total score (593) we have seen to date. This drive is out-dated and best avoided as a new purchase. Of course as with all the SSD's in the group test, it will still trounce any mechanical hard drive and is not a bad performer in absolute terms. [Feb '13 SSDrivePro]

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Below average average bench

The Corsair Force 3 240GB averaged 54.4% 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 66.7MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 18.9MB/s

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Corsair Force 3 240GB is 25.9%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Corsair Force 3 240GB performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 136MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 26.3MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 2,068 samples)
Min Avg Max
143 Read 188 213
131 Write 163 182
103 Mixed 136 161
36% 162 MB/s
Min Avg Max
12.3 4K Read 18.9 26.2
29.3 4K Write 66.7 111
7.02 4K Mixed 11.6 16.9
78.7% 32.4 MB/s
Min Avg Max
15.8 DQ Read 105 178
45.5 DQ Write 137 188
6.42 DQ Mixed 26.3 48.3
46.2% 89.2 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
30GB free
Firmware: 5.02 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 214
Write 141
Mixed 140
37% 165 MB/s
4K Read 24.3
4K Write 107
4K Mixed 14.1
112% 48.5 MB/s
DQ Read 169
DQ Write 188
DQ Mixed 10.3
54% 122 MB/s
122GB free
Firmware: 5.03 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 190
Write 170
Mixed 141
37% 167 MB/s
4K Read 17.3
4K Write 103
4K Mixed 8.73
92% 42.9 MB/s
DQ Read 23.4
DQ Write 168
DQ Mixed 36
46% 75.9 MB/s
185GB free
Firmware: 5.05 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 197
Write 159
Mixed 171
39% 175 MB/s
4K Read 17.5
4K Write 57.7
4K Mixed 10.2
70% 28.5 MB/s
DQ Read 19.1
DQ Write 71.5
DQ Mixed 44.8
34% 45.1 MB/s
46GB 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 144
Mixed 119
34% 151 MB/s
4K Read 10.3
4K Write 49.2
4K Mixed 11.6
56% 23.7 MB/s
DQ Read 133
DQ Write 131
DQ Mixed 42.4
56% 102 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 6,448,144 SSDs tested.

Typical Force 3 240GB Builds (Compare 4,199 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 59%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 61%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 47%
Yacht

Motherboard: Asus SABERTOOTH Z77 - $210

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 53% - Above average Total price: $1,341

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 Comments

Controller: LSI SandForce SF2281VB1-SDC. Memory: Micron Asynchronous 25nm MLC.

Step Up To Solid-State Speed with Force Series 3...

Key Specs

  • Technology Asynchronous NAND
  • Max Sequential R/W (ATTO) 550/520 MB/s sequential read/write
  • Max Random 4k Write (IOMeter 08) 85k IOPS (4k aligned)
  • Warranty Three years
Added 5 years ago.

Good

10 months ago.

The drive is excellant compared to todays drives. this test is clearly by samsung optimist.


Good

2 years ago.

I'd like to let you know that the UserBenchmark software heavily underrates this SSD, as doing those (way to quick) tests results in sequential reads/writes of around 200 MB/s while testing with ATTO benchmark, this drive clearly scores always above 500 MB/s (read and write) speeds).


Terrible

5 years ago.

Review  www.storagereview.com/...

Detailed review covering every aspect of the drives IO profile

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Excellent

5 years ago.

Excellent price / performance ratio, i have been using them on multiple workstations and use them currently in my setup in RAID0


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