Average Bench: 51.8% (865th of 1058)

Based on 5,750 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]

Average average bench

The Corsair Force 3 240GB averaged 48.1% 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 115MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 68.8MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Corsair Force 3 240GB is 33.1%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Corsair Force 3 240GB performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sequential Read Speed 129MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 121MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 5,750 samples)
Min Avg Max
84.6 Read 129 173
114 Write 181 208
119 Mixed 157 175
82.9 SusWrite 121 143
33.3% 147 MB/s
Min Avg Max
12.5 4K Read 22.1 28.5
20.1 4K Write 68.8 109
15.1 4K Mixed 27.5 36.6
105% 39.5 MB/s
Min Avg Max
25.1 DQ Read 157 187
66.1 DQ Write 163 201
29.9 DQ Mixed 115 160
98.9% 145 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
176GB free
Firmware: 1.3.3
SusWrite @10s intervals: 155 133 127 132 125 103 MB/s
Read 123
Write 202
Mixed 168
SusWrite 129
35% 155 MB/s
4K Read 27.1
4K Write 54.4
4K Mixed 28.3
106% 36.6 MB/s
DQ Read 188
DQ Write 91
DQ Mixed 121
95% 133 MB/s
76GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 5.02
SusWrite @10s intervals: 111 106 105 105 110 98 MB/s
Read 90.7
Write 185
Mixed 144
SusWrite 106
30% 131 MB/s
4K Read 19.4
4K Write 41
4K Mixed 20.6
78% 27 MB/s
DQ Read 182
DQ Write 154
DQ Mixed 139
112% 158 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 45,272,823 SSDs tested.

Typical Force 3 240GB Builds (Compare 2,555 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 36%
Jet ski
Desktop
Desktop 67%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 29%
Raft

Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-970A-D3P - $192

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 35% - Below average Total price: $804

Popular Force 3 240GB compatible motherboards:

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  • Fastest real world speed - Real World Speed measures performance for typical consumers.

 Comments

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

Step Up To Solid-State Speed with Force Series 3...

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 8 years ago.

Good (edit your comment) Add link

2 years ago.

Has served me well since 2011


Good

4 years ago.

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


Good

5 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).


Terrible

8 years ago.

Review  www.storagereview.com/...

Detailed review covering every aspect of the drives IO profile

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Excellent

8 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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