Average Bench: 46.4% (893rd of 1058)

Based on 144 user benchmarks.  Model: Corsair Performance3 SSD

Below average average bench

The Corsair Performance3 SSD 128GB averaged 53.6% 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. Sequential Read Speed 350MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 14.9MB/s

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Corsair Performance3 SSD 128GB is just 18.5%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Corsair Performance3 SSD 128GB performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed 53.9MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed 70.1MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 144 samples)
Min Avg Max
302 Read 350 392
43.6 Write 171 198
135 Mixed 211 257
74.6 SusWrite 168 196
50% 225 MB/s
Min Avg Max
10.5 4K Read 14.9 18
16 4K Write 39.5 54.6
5.9 4K Mixed 16 22.7
64% 23.5 MB/s
Min Avg Max
14.9 DQ Read 70.1 88
35.7 DQ Write 53.9 59.9
9.16 DQ Mixed 42.3 61.5
37% 55.4 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
86GB free
Firmware: 1.1
SusWrite @10s intervals: 195 194 195 195 194 180 MB/s
Read 360
Write 194
Mixed 214
SusWrite 192
53% 240 MB/s
4K Read 17.5
4K Write 51.3
4K Mixed 22.2
82% 30.3 MB/s
DQ Read 85.4
DQ Write 59.1
DQ Mixed 60.4
48% 68.3 MB/s
86GB free
Firmware: 1.1
SusWrite @10s intervals: 194 195 194 195 195 180 MB/s
Read 343
Write 194
Mixed 215
SusWrite 192
53% 236 MB/s
4K Read 17.6
4K Write 51.5
4K Mixed 22.4
83% 30.5 MB/s
DQ Read 84.6
DQ Write 59.2
DQ Mixed 60.7
48% 68.2 MB/s
86GB free
Firmware: 1.1
SusWrite @10s intervals: 194 196 195 194 194 180 MB/s
Read 312
Write 193
Mixed 215
SusWrite 192
51% 228 MB/s
4K Read 17.7
4K Write 53.6
4K Mixed 22.7
84% 31.3 MB/s
DQ Read 85.7
DQ Write 59.1
DQ Mixed 61.5
49% 68.8 MB/s
58GB free
Firmware: 1.1
SusWrite @10s intervals: 189 188 188 192 176 186 MB/s
Read 327
Write 192
Mixed 213
SusWrite 187
51% 230 MB/s
4K Read 15.5
4K Write 42.4
4K Mixed 17.3
68% 25.1 MB/s
DQ Read 85.6
DQ Write 59
DQ Mixed 60.8
48% 68.5 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 47,227,963 SSDs tested.

Typical Performance3 SSD 128GB Builds (Compare 12,645 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 46%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 76%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 43%
Speed boat

Motherboard: MSI B350 TOMAHAWK (MS-7A34) - $90

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 64% - Good Total price: $607

Popular Performance3 SSD 128GB compatible motherboards:

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  • 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.

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