Average Bench: 35.2% (972nd of 1058)

Based on 161 user benchmarks.  Model: Corsair Force 3 SSD

Poor average bench

The Corsair Force 3 480GB averaged 64.7% 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 47.3MB/s

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Corsair Force 3 480GB is just 13%. 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 48.4MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 14.1MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 161 samples)
Min Avg Max
104 Read 187 255
114 Write 177 235
102 Mixed 163 222
95.7 SusWrite 139 156
37.5% 166 MB/s
Min Avg Max
10.6 4K Read 17 22.3
9.07 4K Write 14.1 17.2
7.31 4K Mixed 13.7 19.3
50.7% 14.9 MB/s
Min Avg Max
16.1 DQ Read 95.2 118
14.5 DQ Write 48.4 60.5
7.26 DQ Mixed 47.3 74.3
41.6% 63.6 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
147GB free
Firmware: SBFKB1D1
SusWrite @10s intervals: 265 252 271 260 270 268 MB/s
Read 148
Write 98.4
Mixed 235
SusWrite 264
42% 186 MB/s
4K Read 20.8
4K Write 69.4
4K Mixed 24.8
100% 38.3 MB/s
DQ Read 254
DQ Write 287
DQ Mixed 216
178% 253 MB/s
94GB free
Firmware: 5.03
SusWrite @10s intervals: 138 167 155 146 158 144 MB/s
Read 220
Write 155
Mixed 122
SusWrite 151
36% 162 MB/s
4K Read 19.8
4K Write 15.4
4K Mixed 17.3
60% 17.5 MB/s
DQ Read 118
DQ Write 42.7
DQ Mixed 51.6
46% 70.6 MB/s
75GB free
Firmware: 5.03
SusWrite @10s intervals: 160 156 157 148 155 149 MB/s
Read 187
Write 168
Mixed 157
SusWrite 154
38% 167 MB/s
4K Read 17.1
4K Write 16.5
4K Mixed 18.5
58% 17.4 MB/s
DQ Read 118
DQ Write 51.2
DQ Mixed 69.7
56% 79.5 MB/s
372GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1.3.3
SusWrite @10s intervals: 134 138 129 136 135 137 MB/s
Read 191
Write 229
Mixed 150
SusWrite 135
40% 176 MB/s
4K Read 22.7
4K Write 13.6
4K Mixed 15.2
61% 17.2 MB/s
DQ Read 117
DQ Write 49.3
DQ Mixed 62
52% 76 MB/s
355GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 5.03
SusWrite @10s intervals: 154 150 149 145 150 147 MB/s
Read 135
Write 212
Mixed 202
SusWrite 149
40% 175 MB/s
4K Read 16
4K Write 14.2
4K Mixed 16.8
53% 15.7 MB/s
DQ Read 118
DQ Write 47.7
DQ Mixed 71
56% 78.9 MB/s
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Typical Force 3 480GB Builds (Compare 4,908 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 7%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 64%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 7%
Tree trunk

Motherboard: Dell Inspiron 3847

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 30% - Poor Total price: $359

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