Average Bench: 45.8% (900th of 1058)

Based on 1,166 user benchmarks.  Model: Corsair Force 3 SSD

Below average average bench

The Corsair Force 3 180GB averaged 54.1% 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.


Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 95.4MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 66.4MB/s

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Corsair Force 3 180GB is 27.3%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Corsair Force 3 180GB performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.


Avg. Sustained Write Speed 92.1MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 116MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 1,166 samples)
Min Avg Max
83.4 Read 116 152
102 Write 138 155
108 Mixed 134 149
71.8 SusWrite 92.1 105
27.1% 120 MB/s
Min Avg Max
11.1 4K Read 19.7 26.3
23.3 4K Write 66.4 108
14.6 4K Mixed 24.6 32.7
96.5% 36.9 MB/s
Min Avg Max
23.3 DQ Read 143 174
62.6 DQ Write 130 153
22.2 DQ Mixed 95.4 136
82.7% 123 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
93GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 5.05
SusWrite @10s intervals: 105 91 90 91 91 96 MB/s
Read 98.9
Write 139
Mixed 151
SusWrite 94.1
27% 121 MB/s
4K Read 17.5
4K Write 48.2
4K Mixed 22.2
80% 29.3 MB/s
DQ Read 142
DQ Write 148
DQ Mixed 85.8
81% 125 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 45,273,912 SSDs tested.


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Typical Force 3 180GB Builds (Compare 3,459 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 41%
Speed boat
Desktop 81%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation 35%
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Motherboard: Asus P8Z77-V PRO - $400

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 35% - Below average Total price: $1,452

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