Average Bench: 46.3% (894th of 1058)

Based on 1,151 user benchmarks.  Model: Corsair Force 3 SSD

Below average average bench

The Corsair Force 3 180GB averaged 53.7% 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-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 98MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 67.2MB/s

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Corsair Force 3 180GB is 25.6%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Corsair Force 3 180GB performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sustained Write Speed 92.4MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 116MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 1,151 samples)
Min Avg Max
83.7 Read 116 152
100 Write 139 155
109 Mixed 135 150
72.9 SusWrite 92.4 105
27.2% 120 MB/s
Min Avg Max
12 4K Read 19.9 26.3
29.6 4K Write 67.2 105
15.5 4K Mixed 25 32.7
97.7% 37.4 MB/s
Min Avg Max
23.8 DQ Read 145 174
62.4 DQ Write 131 153
23.2 DQ Mixed 98 136
84.4% 125 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
123GB free
Firmware: 5.02
SusWrite @10s intervals: 101 101 101 98 101 101 MB/s
Read 123
Write 154
Mixed 134
SusWrite 100
29% 128 MB/s
4K Read 20.8
4K Write 100
4K Mixed 33
127% 51.4 MB/s
DQ Read 174
DQ Write 144
DQ Mixed 131
106% 150 MB/s
99GB free
Firmware: 1.3.3
SusWrite @10s intervals: 106 103 85 97 102 106 MB/s
Read 144
Write 133
Mixed 145
SusWrite 99.8
29% 131 MB/s
4K Read 24
4K Write 84.4
4K Mixed 28.5
118% 45.6 MB/s
DQ Read 174
DQ Write 150
DQ Mixed 130
106% 151 MB/s
57GB free
Firmware: 5.02
SusWrite @10s intervals: 100 102 82 95 90 89 MB/s
Read 105
Write 149
Mixed 124
SusWrite 92.8
27% 118 MB/s
4K Read 23.3
4K Write 91.1
4K Mixed 31.2
124% 48.5 MB/s
DQ Read 174
DQ Write 147
DQ Mixed 127
104% 149 MB/s
40GB free
Firmware: 5.02
SusWrite @10s intervals: 93 126 114 110 112 131 MB/s
Read 158
Write 119
Mixed 137
SusWrite 114
30% 132 MB/s
4K Read 21.4
4K Write 54.1
4K Mixed 27.4
96% 34.3 MB/s
DQ Read 174
DQ Write 150
DQ Mixed 131
107% 152 MB/s
39GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 5.02
SusWrite @10s intervals: 93 81 86 80 89 83 MB/s
Read 107
Write 138
Mixed 153
SusWrite 85.4
27% 121 MB/s
4K Read 23.6
4K Write 70.7
4K Mixed 27.8
109% 40.7 MB/s
DQ Read 141
DQ Write 147
DQ Mixed 108
91% 132 MB/s
26GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 5.02
SusWrite @10s intervals: 96 77 95 80 89 86 MB/s
Read 110
Write 132
Mixed 141
SusWrite 87.3
27% 118 MB/s
4K Read 13.6
4K Write 57
4K Mixed 22.5
80% 31 MB/s
DQ Read 124
DQ Write 132
DQ Mixed 102
84% 119 MB/s
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Typical Force 3 180GB Builds (Compare 3,919 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 41%
Speed boat
Desktop
Desktop 80%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 34%
Sail boat

Motherboard: Asus P8Z77-V PRO - $400

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 33% - Below average Total price: $1,391

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