Average Bench: 47.8% (836th of 1012)

Based on 15,205 user benchmarks.  Models: Corsair Force 3 SSD, Corsair Force 3

Below average average bench

The Corsair Force 3 120GB averaged 52.1% 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.

Strengths

Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 87.6MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 68.6MB/s

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Corsair Force 3 120GB is 28.3%. 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 87.5MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 113MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 15,205 samples)
Min Avg Max
99.5 Read 148 189
90.8 Write 113 134
106 Mixed 128 146
65.4 SusWrite 87.5 102
26.7% 119 MB/s
Min Avg Max
14.1 4K Read 22.3 28.8
27.8 4K Write 68.6 106
16.9 4K Mixed 26.2 33.4
104% 39 MB/s
Min Avg Max
22.9 DQ Read 114 144
64.1 DQ Write 106 125
25.8 DQ Mixed 87.6 116
72% 103 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
47GB free
Firmware: 5.03
SusWrite @10s intervals: 100 95 79 99 98 97 MB/s
Read 156
Write 119
Mixed 138
SusWrite 94.7
28% 127 MB/s
4K Read 25.4
4K Write 99.4
4K Mixed 32.6
133% 52.5 MB/s
DQ Read 143
DQ Write 123
DQ Mixed 86.8
78% 118 MB/s
72GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 5.02
SusWrite @10s intervals: 99 84 96 97 94 93 MB/s
Read 158
Write 118
Mixed 130
SusWrite 93.8
28% 125 MB/s
4K Read 23.3
4K Write 55.3
4K Mixed 27.8
100% 35.5 MB/s
DQ Read 81
DQ Write 115
DQ Mixed 104
77% 100 MB/s
41GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 5.02
SusWrite @10s intervals: 84 74 77 82 82 83 MB/s
Read 107
Write 113
Mixed 115
SusWrite 80.4
23% 104 MB/s
4K Read 13.6
4K Write 57.6
4K Mixed 23
81% 31.4 MB/s
DQ Read 24.9
DQ Write 78.8
DQ Mixed 30.4
30% 44.7 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 19,944,221 SSDs tested.

Typical Force 3 120GB Builds (Compare 15,177 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 52%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 55%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 32%
Sail boat

Motherboard: Asus P8Z77-V LX - $110

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 49% - Average Total price: $799

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