Average Bench: 46.9% (851st of 1021)

Based on 15,444 user benchmarks.  Models: Corsair Force 3 SSD, Corsair Force 3

Below average average bench

The Corsair Force 3 120GB averaged 53.1% 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 86.3MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 65.7MB/s

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Corsair Force 3 120GB is 29.9%. 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 87.5MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 111MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 15,444 samples)
Min Avg Max
103 Read 148 180
85 Write 111 132
103 Mixed 127 144
63 SusWrite 87.5 102
26.5% 118 MB/s
Min Avg Max
12.7 4K Read 21.8 28.7
18.1 4K Write 65.7 106
13.3 4K Mixed 25.5 33.6
101% 37.7 MB/s
Min Avg Max
24.4 DQ Read 116 144
59.3 DQ Write 105 128
27.2 DQ Mixed 86.3 117
71.4% 103 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
76GB free
Firmware: 5.02
SusWrite @10s intervals: 88 91 99 102 103 103 MB/s
Read 161
Write 118
Mixed 134
SusWrite 97.7
29% 128 MB/s
4K Read 29.9
4K Write 114
4K Mixed 33.7
149% 59 MB/s
DQ Read 142
DQ Write 120
DQ Mixed 117
92% 126 MB/s
102GB free
Firmware: 1.2
SusWrite @10s intervals: 86 95 91 96 99 98 MB/s
Read 156
Write 113
Mixed 129
SusWrite 94
28% 123 MB/s
4K Read 27.4
4K Write 112
4K Mixed 31.7
142% 57.1 MB/s
DQ Read 143
DQ Write 117
DQ Mixed 114
90% 125 MB/s
32GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1.3.3
SusWrite @10s intervals: 78 79 78 78 78 76 MB/s
Read 153
Write 107
Mixed 127
SusWrite 77.8
26% 116 MB/s
4K Read 28.6
4K Write 95.3
4K Mixed 27.9
130% 50.6 MB/s
DQ Read 138
DQ Write 112
DQ Mixed 111
87% 120 MB/s
28GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 5.02
SusWrite @10s intervals: 88 72 87 85 84 88 MB/s
Read 144
Write 105
Mixed 134
SusWrite 84.1
26% 117 MB/s
4K Read 19.8
4K Write 60.5
4K Mixed 26.6
96% 35.6 MB/s
DQ Read 143
DQ Write 104
DQ Mixed 112
87% 120 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 26,404,202 SSDs tested.

Typical Force 3 120GB Builds (Compare 18,599 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 50%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 63%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 43%
Speed boat

Motherboard: Asus P8Z77-V LX

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 42% - Average Total price: $699

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