Average Bench: 35.3% (921st of 1017)

Based on 131 user benchmarks.  Model: Corsair Force 3 SSD

Poor average bench

The Corsair Force 3 480GB averaged 64.6% 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 Random Read Speed 17MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 43.4MB/s

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Corsair Force 3 480GB is just 12.7%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Corsair Force 3 480GB performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed 47MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 13.8MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 131 samples)
Min Avg Max
105 Read 193 255
117 Write 178 236
102 Mixed 164 221
106 SusWrite 140 155
38% 169 MB/s
Min Avg Max
10.9 4K Read 17 22.1
9.12 4K Write 13.8 17.2
7.05 4K Mixed 13.2 19.3
50% 14.7 MB/s
Min Avg Max
16 DQ Read 92.5 117
14.1 DQ Write 47 60.6
6.96 DQ Mixed 43.4 73.6
39.3% 61 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
115GB free
Firmware: 5.02
SusWrite @10s intervals: 166 158 151 153 153 140 MB/s
Read 197
Write 214
Mixed 158
SusWrite 153
41% 181 MB/s
4K Read 20.7
4K Write 16.1
4K Mixed 18.1
63% 18.3 MB/s
DQ Read 116
DQ Write 48
DQ Mixed 69.1
55% 77.8 MB/s
223GB free
Firmware: 1.3.3
SusWrite @10s intervals: 125 132 141 126 121 137 MB/s
Read 226
Write 192
Mixed 237
SusWrite 130
44% 196 MB/s
4K Read 13.9
4K Write 16.3
4K Mixed 18.4
53% 16.2 MB/s
DQ Read 117
DQ Write 54.7
DQ Mixed 68.9
56% 80.3 MB/s
288GB free
Firmware: 5.03
SusWrite @10s intervals: 149 151 152 135 149 149 MB/s
Read 180
Write 191
Mixed 158
SusWrite 148
38% 169 MB/s
4K Read 18.1
4K Write 14.9
4K Mixed 17.3
58% 16.8 MB/s
DQ Read 117
DQ Write 48.2
DQ Mixed 72.2
56% 79 MB/s
223GB free
Firmware: 1.3.3
SusWrite @10s intervals: 121 131 141 139 138 130 MB/s
Read 129
Write 207
Mixed 228
SusWrite 133
40% 174 MB/s
4K Read 22
4K Write 10.9
4K Mixed 19.2
64% 17.4 MB/s
DQ Read 101
DQ Write 56.8
DQ Mixed 67.6
53% 75.2 MB/s
182GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 5.05
SusWrite @10s intervals: 155 124 138 134 136 143 MB/s
Read 109
Write 194
Mixed 183
SusWrite 138
36% 156 MB/s
4K Read 17.1
4K Write 16.9
4K Mixed 19.4
60% 17.8 MB/s
DQ Read 117
DQ Write 48.4
DQ Mixed 65.1
53% 76.9 MB/s
108GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 5.03
SusWrite @10s intervals: 121 101 102 105 94 89 MB/s
Read 208
Write 110
Mixed 102
SusWrite 102
29% 130 MB/s
4K Read 16.3
4K Write 12.1
4K Mixed 14.1
49% 14.2 MB/s
DQ Read 116
DQ Write 44
DQ Mixed 70.1
54% 76.6 MB/s
345GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 5.05
SusWrite @10s intervals: 158 142 137 133 147 137 MB/s
Read 126
Write 173
Mixed 209
SusWrite 142
37% 163 MB/s
4K Read 11.7
4K Write 11.3
4K Mixed 13.1
40% 12 MB/s
DQ Read 111
DQ Write 54.1
DQ Mixed 62.7
52% 76.1 MB/s
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Typical Force 3 480GB Builds (Compare 26,908 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 45%
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Desktop
Desktop 42%
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Workstation
Workstation 36%
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Motherboard: MSI 970 GAMING (MS-7693)

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 35% - Below average Total price: $629

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