Average Bench: 47.5% (869th of 1040)

Based on 17,117 user benchmarks.  Models: Corsair Force 3 SSD, Corsair Force 3

Below average average bench

The Corsair Force 3 120GB averaged 52.4% 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.


Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 92MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 67.5MB/s

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Corsair Force 3 120GB is 29.2%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Corsair Force 3 120GB performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.


Avg. Sustained Write Speed 88.1MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 112MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 17,117 samples)
Min Avg Max
100 Read 149 186
91 Write 112 129
102 Mixed 128 149
67.1 SusWrite 88.1 101
26.7% 119 MB/s
Min Avg Max
12.3 4K Read 21.9 28.2
30 4K Write 67.5 107
15.6 4K Mixed 25.8 33.4
102% 38.4 MB/s
Min Avg Max
24.7 DQ Read 120 144
72.4 DQ Write 108 125
26.9 DQ Mixed 92 117
75% 107 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
40GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1.3.3
SusWrite @10s intervals: 94 79 70 83 88 90 MB/s
Read 146
Write 113
Mixed 131
SusWrite 83.9
26% 118 MB/s
4K Read 19.9
4K Write 71.8
4K Mixed 24.1
99% 38.6 MB/s
DQ Read 144
DQ Write 112
DQ Mixed 113
88% 123 MB/s
112GB free
Firmware: 1.3.3
SusWrite @10s intervals: 86 88 93 102 98 103 MB/s
Read 154
Write 123
Mixed 135
SusWrite 95
28% 127 MB/s
4K Read 21.6
4K Write 46.3
4K Mixed 26.1
91% 31.3 MB/s
DQ Read 143
DQ Write 115
DQ Mixed 116
90% 125 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 34,682,468 SSDs tested.

Typical Force 3 120GB Builds (Compare 5,666 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 42%
Speed boat
Desktop 80%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation 33%
Sail boat

Motherboard: Asus P8Z77-V LX

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 42% - Average Total price: $564

Popular Force 3 120GB compatible motherboards:

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