Best of both worlds? Not exactly, but the Corsair Force F40 is cheap enough, and fast enough to be considered if you are looking for an SSD on a budget. Before now there really wasn't a viable option that allowed users to get close to the level of performance associated with solid state drives.
That said, you are still not getting the full on performance of a SandForce controlled SSD but you are getting a big mouth full rather than just a nibble. If you are not worried about synthetic benchmarks and want performance that will decrease your boot and application launch then this is a good option to hop aboard the SSD train.
The next issue to take into account after performance is capacity size. Personally I really couldn't live with just 40GB of space, but I spend more time on a notebook than I do anything else. Desktop users that have the ability to install more than one drive are prime targets for Corsair's F40. It is a bit interesting that Corsair didn't include a 3.5 to 2.5" desktop adapter bracket since this is certainly going to be sold to more desktop users than notebook users; the same may not be true for the 120 or 240GB drives.
That leads us into pricing. As it sits now you can purchase the Corsair Force F40 for right around 125 at Newegg or 130 at Tiger Direct. That is a bit more than the 100 Dollar target price; hopefully these two etailers get it together soon so the Force 40GB can be competitive. The OWC Mercury Extreme Pro, a 40GB SandForce SF-1200 designed especially for Macs is down to 99.99 USD from Macsales.com. I thought there was supposed to be a premium for Mac parts. When it comes to the Intel and Kingston's value line of drives there is no doubt that the Corsair F40 is a better buy even with the 30 Dollar premium.
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