Average Bench: 45.8% (666th of 859)

Based on 1,323 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]


Below average average bench

The Corsair Force 3 240GB averaged 54.1% 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.


Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 67.6MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 19.2MB/s

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Corsair Force 3 240GB is 27.5%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Corsair Force 3 240GB performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.


Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 136MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 159MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 1,323 samples)
Min Avg Max
141 Read 190 213
122 Write 159 184
105 Mixed 136 160
35.9% 162 MB/s
Min Avg Max
11.4 4K Read 19.2 26.3
28.7 4K Write 67.6 114
7.01 4K Mixed 11.8 17
80% 32.9 MB/s
Min Avg Max
16.9 DQ Read 104 177
40.9 DQ Write 136 188
6.53 DQ Mixed 27.6 48.2
46.7% 89.5 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
139GB free
Firmware: 5.03 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Read 196
Write 159
Mixed 152
38% 169 MB/s
4K Read 21.9
4K Write 91.4
4K Mixed 11.8
97% 41.7 MB/s
DQ Read 25
DQ Write 186
DQ Mixed 32.1
46% 80.9 MB/s
66GB free
Firmware: 5.05 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Read 194
Write 160
Mixed 138
36% 164 MB/s
4K Read 16.3
4K Write 65.2
4K Mixed 13.1
76% 31.5 MB/s
DQ Read 155
DQ Write 124
DQ Mixed 36.3
55% 105 MB/s
160GB free
Firmware: 5.24 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Read 163
Write 151
Mixed 113
32% 142 MB/s
4K Read 18
4K Write 75
4K Mixed 13
84% 35.3 MB/s
DQ Read 121
DQ Write 148
DQ Mixed 36.4
55% 102 MB/s
177GB free
Firmware: 5.02 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Read 156
Write 165
Mixed 135
34% 152 MB/s
4K Read 22
4K Write 68.6
4K Mixed 9.6
82% 33.4 MB/s
DQ Read 24.9
DQ Write 110
DQ Mixed 9.07
24% 47.9 MB/s
65GB free
Firmware: 5.02 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Read 193
Write 156
Mixed 133
36% 161 MB/s
4K Read 13.1
4K Write 41.7
4K Mixed 10.1
55% 21.6 MB/s
DQ Read 18.3
DQ Write 156
DQ Mixed 38.5
44% 71.1 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 3,856,314 SSDs tested.

Typical Force 3 240GB Builds (Compare 3,588 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 60%
Desktop 61%
Workstation 47%

Motherboard: Asus SABERTOOTH Z77 - $497

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 56% - Above average Total price: $1,454

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

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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.


3 months ago.

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


4 years ago.

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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).


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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