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Corsair Force F40 40 GB SSD

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Corsair's Force F40 is the smallest Sandforce based drive the company offers with just 40 GB capacity. It is also the most affordable at $120. Thanks to a 7-channel design and the SF-1222 controller the drive delivers great performance for users who want to get on the SSD bandwagon without breaking the bank.

Read the whole review here
 
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Great review W1z, but I personally think WEI is crap. I dont think it gives a fair view across a wide variety of HDD's.

Also, did you use WinRAR's built in Benchmark? Would that skew the results based on the cpu? Just curious.

Thanks for a great SSD review/read.
 
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Quote : "TRIM makes sure that the drive knows immediately when blocks are freed after a file delete which give it a chance to wipe all portions of the flash chips "clean" when the drive is idling, so the cleaned areas are ready to receive new data, faster. Without TRIM, the drive would have to waste those write cycles whenever the OS seeks to write data, which happens to be occupied by deleted data, and that lowers write performance."

Does that actually mean that my Kingston SSD, with no TRIM, has to be "formatted" ones and awhile too maintain the performance??
 

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did you use WinRAR's built in Benchmark
no, the built in benchmark has no disk activity as far as i know. my test is actually unpacking data and writing to the disk as described
 
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if these SSD doesn't have any cache, does it have the micro stutter issue?

i just don't get it why theres not at least 64MB RAM as buffer to minimize write and boost read ??
 

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Wow that review just made me want more x-25's lol.
 

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Yes looks like OCZ Agility 2 40GB is faster and cheaper too if compared to Corsair, then do a dual fight between those two.
 
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Quote : "TRIM makes sure that the drive knows immediately when blocks are freed after a file delete which give it a chance to wipe all portions of the flash chips "clean" when the drive is idling, so the cleaned areas are ready to receive new data, faster. Without TRIM, the drive would have to waste those write cycles whenever the OS seeks to write data, which happens to be occupied by deleted data, and that lowers write performance."

Does that actually mean that my Kingston SSD, with no TRIM, has to be "formatted" ones and awhile too maintain the performance??
Not really , rather TRIM basicly load balances the write cycles towards multiple cells, instead of rewriting the same cell over and over again , which prevents the cell being writting having a longer lifetime.


Good review tho, age of affordable SSD's are getting close :)
 

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Sandforce controllers dont use the DRAM Cache because it basically has an algorithm or what have you set aside where it uses a portion of the nand chips for that issue.