In this test we have created three file folder copy scenarios and we are copying them between two folders within the drive, recording the time taken for the file transfer to be completed. Our first folder is filled with 870 picture files totaling 1GB, the second folder is filled with 550 MP3 files totaling 2GB and the third folder is home to a single 4.5GB ISO file.

The Corsair Force 3 drive gave us excellent results during the files copy test. It appears that the Force 3 drive likes working with smaller files, outperforming even its premium counterpart during our pictures file copy test! When dealing with a single large file though, the Force 3 drive is slightly slower.

In our second real world test we are recording the time taken for our OS to fully boot from when we pressed the power on button and the start up times of two very popular and heavy professional applications, the Autodesk AutoCAD 2012 and the Mathworks Matlab. These tests are excellent examples of how an actual system would start and work under real-life circumstances.

During this test the Force 3 drive gave us excellent results, delivering performance virtually on par with the Force GT drive with the exception of the startup time of AutoCAD 2012 which takes 1.3 seconds more.