Average Bench: 46.8% (848th of 1017)

Based on 935 user benchmarks.  Model: Corsair Force 3 SSD

Below average average bench

The Corsair Force 3 180GB averaged 53.1% 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 90.6MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 72.3MB/s

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Corsair Force 3 180GB is 27.8%. 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 93.1MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 124MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 935 samples)
Min Avg Max
83.8 Read 124 181
106 Write 137 155
108 Mixed 133 150
68.4 SusWrite 93.1 108
27.5% 122 MB/s
Min Avg Max
11.4 4K Read 20 26.6
29.7 4K Write 72.3 113
9.17 4K Mixed 23.5 32.3
98.7% 38.6 MB/s
Min Avg Max
22.6 DQ Read 141 174
82.5 DQ Write 133 154
18.5 DQ Mixed 90.6 138
80.7% 122 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
112GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 5.03
SusWrite @10s intervals: 98 93 92 92 97 91 MB/s
Read 98.5
Write 146
Mixed 128
SusWrite 93.7
26% 116 MB/s
4K Read 20.5
4K Write 117
4K Mixed 22.1
121% 53.2 MB/s
DQ Read 164
DQ Write 132
DQ Mixed 73.1
75% 123 MB/s
107GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 5.03
SusWrite @10s intervals: 101 87 94 93 97 98 MB/s
Read 107
Write 138
Mixed 152
SusWrite 95
28% 123 MB/s
4K Read 18.2
4K Write 77.6
4K Mixed 22.5
98% 39.4 MB/s
DQ Read 133
DQ Write 146
DQ Mixed 63.7
69% 114 MB/s
17GB free
Firmware: 1.3.3
SusWrite @10s intervals: 108 93 90 97 101 101 MB/s
Read 121
Write 145
Mixed 135
SusWrite 98.5
28% 125 MB/s
4K Read 18.2
4K Write 40.4
4K Mixed 23
78% 27.2 MB/s
DQ Read 174
DQ Write 146
DQ Mixed 128
104% 149 MB/s
17GB free
Firmware: 1.3.3
SusWrite @10s intervals: 104 93 100 98 98 102 MB/s
Read 93.9
Write 139
Mixed 146
SusWrite 99.1
27% 120 MB/s
4K Read 21.5
4K Write 38.5
4K Mixed 21.3
80% 27.1 MB/s
DQ Read 173
DQ Write 64.3
DQ Mixed 117
87% 118 MB/s
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Typical Force 3 180GB Builds (Compare 8,802 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 49%
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Desktop
Desktop 57%
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Workstation
Workstation 41%
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Motherboard: Asus SABERTOOTH Z77 - $210

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 32% - Below average Total price: $1,522

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