Average Bench: 52.1% (817th of 1012)

Based on 3,686 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 47.8% 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 109MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 72.8MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Corsair Force 3 240GB is 35%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Corsair Force 3 240GB performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.


Avg. Sequential Read Speed 125MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 117MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 3,686 samples)
Min Avg Max
88.1 Read 125 170
126 Write 181 207
118 Mixed 156 175
77.7 SusWrite 117 141
32.8% 145 MB/s
Min Avg Max
12.9 4K Read 22.2 29.6
22.2 4K Write 72.8 116
15.4 4K Mixed 27.7 37
108% 40.9 MB/s
Min Avg Max
24.2 DQ Read 153 187
62.9 DQ Write 163 202
27.3 DQ Mixed 109 159
95.6% 142 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
52GB free
Firmware: 5.02
SusWrite @10s intervals: 112 134 128 131 135 138 MB/s
Read 109
Write 196
Mixed 176
SusWrite 130
35% 153 MB/s
4K Read 23.5
4K Write 67.3
4K Mixed 31.5
112% 40.8 MB/s
DQ Read 186
DQ Write 194
DQ Mixed 149
123% 176 MB/s
141GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 5.02
SusWrite @10s intervals: 114 112 114 115 114 114 MB/s
Read 126
Write 189
Mixed 154
SusWrite 114
33% 146 MB/s
4K Read 14.9
4K Write 70.2
4K Mixed 32.3
101% 39.1 MB/s
DQ Read 186
DQ Write 182
DQ Mixed 160
127% 176 MB/s
38GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 5.02
SusWrite @10s intervals: 122 111 123 111 95 92 MB/s
Read 117
Write 164
Mixed 157
SusWrite 109
31% 137 MB/s
4K Read 21.5
4K Write 83.9
4K Mixed 25.2
109% 43.5 MB/s
DQ Read 138
DQ Write 182
DQ Mixed 137
110% 152 MB/s
14GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 5.02
SusWrite @10s intervals: 44 43 74 64 67 63 MB/s
Read 79.5
Write 186
Mixed 141
SusWrite 59.1
26% 116 MB/s
4K Read 24
4K Write 81.8
4K Mixed 30.6
119% 45.5 MB/s
DQ Read 143
DQ Write 163
DQ Mixed 127
103% 144 MB/s
118GB free
Firmware: 5.02
SusWrite @10s intervals: 94 116 132 131 137 131 MB/s
Read 125
Write 199
Mixed 160
SusWrite 123
34% 152 MB/s
4K Read 21.2
4K Write 38.4
4K Mixed 24.7
84% 28.1 MB/s
DQ Read 186
DQ Write 180
DQ Mixed 154
123% 173 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 20,094,986 SSDs tested.

Typical Force 3 240GB Builds (Compare 15,247 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 52%
Desktop 56%
Workstation 32%
Sail boat

Motherboard: Asus P8Z77-V LX - $110

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 41% - Average Total price: $931

Popular Force 3 240GB compatible motherboards:

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Solid State Drive Rankings (Price vs Performance) December 2019 SSD Rankings.

Welcome to our 2.5" and M.2 SSD comparison. We calculate effective speed for both SATA and NVMe drives based on real world performance then adjust by current prices per GB to yield a value for money rating. Our calculated values are checked against thousands of individual user ratings. The customizable table below combines these factors to bring you the definitive list of top SSDs. [SSDrivePro]


Group Test Results

  • Best user rated - User sentiment trumps benchmarks for this comparison.
  • Best value for money - Value for money is based on real world performance.
  • Fastest real world speed - Real World Speed measures performance for typical consumers.


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

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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 6 years ago.

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13 months ago.

Has served me well since 2011


2 years ago.

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


4 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).


6 years ago.

Review  www.storagereview.com/...

Detailed review covering every aspect of the drives IO profile

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6 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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