Average Bench: 45% - 648th / 836

Based on 969 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 54.9% 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 63.9MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 18.7MB/s
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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 137MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 160MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 969 samples)
Min Avg Max
145 Read 189 213
118 Write 160 182
109 Mixed 137 164
36% 162 MB/s
Min Avg Max
10.4 4K Read 18.7 25.4
21.9 4K Write 63.9 110
6.91 4K Mixed 11.6 16.2
77% 31.4 MB/s
Min Avg Max
16.5 DQ Read 107 182
42.8 DQ Write 136 186
6.46 DQ Mixed 28.3 48.6
47.3% 90.3 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
44GB free
Firmware: 5.02 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 213
Write 169
Mixed 163
40% 182 MB/s
4K Read 25.2
4K Write 86.9
4K Mixed 13.9
102% 42 MB/s
DQ Read 184
DQ Write 184
DQ Mixed 45.1
72% 138 MB/s
16GB free
Firmware: 5.05 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 193
Write 176
Mixed 157
39% 175 MB/s
4K Read 18.5
4K Write 43
4K Mixed 9.02
62% 23.5 MB/s
DQ Read 177
DQ Write 184
DQ Mixed 7.34
53% 123 MB/s
210GB free
Firmware: 5.02 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 186
Write 176
Mixed 135
37% 166 MB/s
4K Read 13.8
4K Write 26.9
4K Mixed 12.2
51% 17.6 MB/s
DQ Read 13.4
DQ Write 37.6
DQ Mixed 6.66
10% 19.2 MB/s

 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 2,122,423 SSDs tested.

Typical Force 3 240GB Builds (Compare 4,441 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 71%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 51%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 44%
Speed boat

Motherboard: Asus SABERTOOTH 990FX R2.0 - $182

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 66% - Good Total price: $929

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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 4 years ago.

Terrible

4 years ago.

Review  www.storagereview.com/...

Detailed review covering every aspect of the drives IO profile

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Poor

2 months ago.

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


Good

18 months 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).


Excellent

4 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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