Average Bench: 47.7% (841st of 1016)

Based on 14,131 user benchmarks.  Models: Corsair Force 3 SSD, Corsair Force 3

Below average average bench

The Corsair Force 3 120GB averaged 52.3% 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-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 87.4MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 67.9MB/s

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Corsair Force 3 120GB is 27.9%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Corsair Force 3 120GB performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

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

(Based on 14,131 samples)
Min Avg Max
103 Read 148 184
87.5 Write 112 126
102 Mixed 127 144
65.4 SusWrite 88.1 101
26.6% 119 MB/s
Min Avg Max
13.7 4K Read 22.2 28.8
28.7 4K Write 67.9 107
17.4 4K Mixed 26 33.3
103% 38.7 MB/s
Min Avg Max
24.7 DQ Read 115 144
71.6 DQ Write 107 123
27.8 DQ Mixed 87.4 119
72% 103 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
74GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1.3
SusWrite @10s intervals: 89 82 88 85 89 89 MB/s
Read 156
Write 111
Mixed 125
SusWrite 86.8
27% 120 MB/s
4K Read 25.3
4K Write 102
4K Mixed 30.2
131% 52.5 MB/s
DQ Read 143
DQ Write 104
DQ Mixed 115
88% 121 MB/s
36GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 5.02
SusWrite @10s intervals: 80 76 74 75 79 77 MB/s
Read 138
Write 105
Mixed 133
SusWrite 76.6
25% 113 MB/s
4K Read 26.1
4K Write 93.7
4K Mixed 29
126% 49.6 MB/s
DQ Read 47.8
DQ Write 102
DQ Mixed 42
41% 63.8 MB/s
7GB free
Firmware: 1.3.3
SusWrite @10s intervals: 89 87 85 78 87 83 MB/s
Read 168
Write 112
Mixed 127
SusWrite 84.7
28% 123 MB/s
4K Read 25.5
4K Write 33.8
4K Mixed 22.1
85% 27.1 MB/s
DQ Read 144
DQ Write 54.5
DQ Mixed 116
81% 105 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 21,680,567 SSDs tested.

Typical Force 3 120GB Builds (Compare 16,097 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 49%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 56%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 32%
Sail boat

Motherboard: Asus P8Z77-V LX - $182

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 37% - Below average Total price: $914

Popular Force 3 120GB compatible motherboards:

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