Corsair Force F40 

Released August, 2010
  • 40 GB
  • 2.5" SATA II

Like all other Sandforce drives, the Force F40 uses a SATA II (3 Gb/s) interface which is able to handle speeds of up to 300 MB/s..
by techPowerUp!
With recent games taking up up to 10 GB of space there may even be some capacity left for one title that you are currently playing but that's it.
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Reviews Word on the street for the Corsair Force F40

Overall this means that the performance difference is roughly 10% compared to other Sandforce drives using 8 flash channels vs. 7 on the F40.

Of course, such peak performance metrics don't tell the whole story.


8.0 Out of 10

What People Are Saying Give it to me straight


Pint-sized SSDs with puny performance is a familiar refrain.
by Tech Radar (Sep, 2010)
Whether in peak throughput, random access or actual application performance, it's a real scorcher.
by Tech Radar (Sep, 2010)
With just 40 GB, the drives most probable use will be as a fast operating system boot drive with a couple of applications on it.
by techPowerUp!


The flash chips are made by Intel and have a capacity of 4 GB each, they are made on Intel's 34 nm process node.
by techPowerUp!
With a formatted capacity of just 37.1GB, it's debatable whether it's big enough to merely serve as a boot.
by Tech Radar (Sep, 2010)
The Corsair Force F40 we have on our testbench today offers 40 GB of capacity which means it is the smallest drive available from Corsair at this time.
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Instead, it's probably the SATA 3Gbps interface.
by Tech Radar (Sep, 2010)
The F40 would also benefit from a SATA 6Gbps controller.
by Tech Radar (Sep, 2010)


It's also marginally quicker than the Corsair Force F100 we tested recently.
by Tech Radar (Sep, 2010)


Of course, the Sandforce controller does push the price up a little compared to competing 40GB drives.
by Tech Radar (Sep, 2010)

Specifications Full list of technical specs


Capacity 40 GB
Interface SATA II
Interface speed 3 Gbit/s
Controller SandForce 1200
Memory type MLC

form factor

Form factor 2.5"
Weight 80 g

manufacturer performance

MTBF 1,000,000 hours
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