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1. Which brand SSD are you considering for your next upgrade?
Intel, OCZ, Crucial, Kingston, Patriot Memory, Samsung, or other?


Typically, Intel or OCZ. I have both in different systems at the moment, and I'm very pleased with the results so far!

2. What do you look for when selecting an SSD? Price,
Performance, Brand - or a combination of these elements?


Price is paramount, but not at the expense of performance. Brand is irrelevant. If there's a high rate of return and/or poor reviews for customer service, only then will brand be considered and only negatively. (That having been said, obviously, some record of success comes into play, I just consider it fairly low on the list). I want the best price for performance ratio. Unfortunately this tends to be why I can't get Intel SSDs very often! The one I have, I purchased because of a discount, and then for a long time OCZ had some of the best stuff on the market for the money. I understand and value the worth of SSDs but I don't have a lot of cash to spend, so if it's a marginal increase in performance for more than a marginal increase in price, it's not even considered.
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Quote:
1. Which brand SSD are you considering for your next upgrade?
Intel, OCZ, Crucial, Kingston, Patriot Memory, Samsung, or other?

Answer: OCZ, Intel, Crucial, or Corsair.
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2. What do you look for when selecting an SSD? Price,
Performance, Brand - or a combination of these elements?

The big thing for me personally is price and then performance. I have to be tight with how much coin I drop on a computer component. However, I do look for the best performance I can get in my price range. I'm sure that this is true for the majority of users on here. Heck, I know that most of us would love to be rocking a 1TB PCI-E SSD, but the multiple thousands of dollars cost is pretty off putting. thumb.gif
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1. crucial
2. reliability first performance second.
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I don't plan on buying a SSD but if I were, I'd probably go with Crucial or Intel and I would base my final decision on speed and reliablity.
    
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1. Intel or Kingston
2. Price->Performance->Brand->Design.
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1. Intel, Samsung, Corsair

2. It would be price first and then performance. I strive for $1 a gig.
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1. Crucial or Intel.

2. Price to Performance ratio. I want to spend a responsible amount for the best product I can get with my money.
post #1258 of 2729
1. Which brand SSD are you considering for your next upgrade?
Intel, OCZ, Crucial, Kingston, Patriot Memory, Samsung, or other?

-crucial, kingston, intel

2. What do you look for when selecting an SSD? Price, Performance, Brand - or a combination of these elements?

- i try to choose a nice price/performance ratio. if the lesser GB amount is cheaper, but is just as fast as a higher GB one, then of course, i will go for that.
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1. Crucial, Samsung, Intel

2. Price/Performance and reliability.
 
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1. Which brand SSD are you considering for your next upgrade?
Intel, OCZ, Crucial, Kingston, Patriot Memory, Samsung, or other?

If price were no issue, I'd go with Crucial, Intel, or Samsung. I'm actually not impressed with the benches I've seen on the latest round of Intel SSDs, but everybody says they're great -- I often wonder if that's simply because it's their ONLY experience with an SSD.

If price is an issue, I'd go with Patriot.


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2. What do you look for when selecting an SSD? Price,
Performance, Brand - or a combination of these elements?

For me it's performance then price then brand. A combination of the three, but brand isn't particularly important. For most people, performance probably wouldn't be that much of an issue as they're not likely to peg out the drive with their current rigs anyway, but for me it's about future-proofing.




Side Note:


It'd be really nice to win this as I'm working on putting together a head-to-head comparison of several drives. I recently picked up a 120GB Vertex Plus (SATA II) for $0.50/gig and a 120GB Patriot Pyro (SATA III) for $0.83/gig, so I'm benchmarking them and throwing together a head-to-head on them.

I'm also going to be picking up a Momentus XT shortly to throw into the mix as I'll be comparing the aforementioned two SSDs to my 2x WD Blue 500GB HDDs and 2x WD Green 2TB HDDs as well as the Momentus XT. (Which I will be putting in my laptop since it'll have much greater storage capacity per dollar than a straight SSD.) I planning on posting the whole thing here shortly, my first somewhat real contribution to OCN in like 5-7 yrs, lol. That is, if I can even post it -- I noticed that you need certain levels of rep to post anything on a lot of the forums here now, that definitely wasn't here when I was before. Oh well, worth a try I guess.



Good luck to everyone!

(but more luck to me biggrin.gif)
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