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post #1 of 1974
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The good folks from Intel have once again provided us an opportunity to give away one of their newest SSD offerings, this time from the wicked-fast 520 Series. biggrin.gif

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Intel has shared with us the following details about the new 520 series SSDs:
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“The Intel SSD 520 Series accelerates PC performance where it matters most. With random read performance up to 50,000 input/output operations per second (IOPS)1 and sequential read performance of up to 550 megabytes per second (MB/s)2, your PC will blaze through the most demanding applications and will handle intense multi-tasking needs. Couple that read performance with random writes up to 80,000 IOPS3 and sequential writes of 520 MB/s2 to unleash your applications. With the Intel SSD 520 Series, Intel continues to deliver solutions designed to satisfy the most demanding professionals, gamers, media creators, and technology enthusiasts. Available in sizes of 60GB to 480GB and backed by an industry-leading five-year warranty.”

1 Performance varies by capacity.
2 Performance measured using Iometer* with Queue Depth 32. 3 Random 4 KB write performance using an out-of-the-box SSD.

Check out http://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/solid-state-drives/solid-state-drives-520-series.html for more details.

Three qualifying Overclock.net users will win one of these SSDs. To enter, please answer all of the questions below before 12:00AM PST on 3/16/2012. We will be giving away one 120 GB, one 180 GB, and one 240 GB 520 series SSD.
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1) Do you currently own an SSD? Are you planning on purchasing one or more in the near future?

2) If you’re planning on purchasing an SSD, which brand(s) are you considering and why (price, performance, reliability, brand, etc.)?

3) How often do you purchase a new PC (every 12 months or less, every 12-18 months, 18-24 months, 2-3 years, over 3 years)?

4) (For Canadian Residents) What is 125 plus 45 divided by 3 minus 13?

Good luck! We will select and notify winners by PM after 3/20/12. Only replies with answers to all of the questions will be considered for entry. Qualifying entrants must reside in either the US or Canada (except Quebec). Full terms and conditions are available to read here: http://www.overclock.net/a/intel-ssd-contest-terms-and-conditions
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post #2 of 1974
In!

1) Do you currently own an SSD? Are you planning on purchasing one or more in the near future? Currently no., I have looked into purchasing one but its just not economically feasible with a wedding in 3 months

2) If you’re planning on purchasing an SSD, which brand(s) are you considering and why (price, performance, reliability, brand, etc.)? Not sure on which brand. I have done a little research and Intel, OCZ, and Crucial seem to be decent enough.

3) How often do you purchase a new PC (every 12 months or less, every 12-18 months, 18-24 months, 2-3 years, over 3 years)? I have not actually purchased a new PC as I have upgraded when able and through freebies here on the forums.

4) (For Canadian Residents) What is 125 plus 45 divided by 3 minus 13? I'm not Canadian but the answer is 43 2/3rds

and first. Is that an Auto Win?
Edited by Erick Silver - 2/6/12 at 10:28am
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WHY NO LOVE FOR THE UK frown.gif
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1) Do you currently own an SSD? Are you planning on purchasing one or more in the near future? Yes. And yes if the prices drop.

2) If you’re planning on purchasing an SSD, which brand(s) are you considering and why (price, performance, reliability, brand, etc.)? Intel, Crucial, Samsung

3) How often do you purchase a new PC (every 12 months or less, every 12-18 months, 18-24 months, 2-3 years, over 3 years)? I don't purchase whole new systems much, just upgrade the one I already have.

Hope I win biggrin.gif
 
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post #5 of 1974
Seen it on Facebook ,,,,, Im in i would love to try a ssd but cant afford one frown.gif

1) Do you currently own an SSD? Are you planning on purchasing one or more in the near future? no ,, and cant afford one

2) If you’re planning on purchasing an SSD, which brand(s) are you considering and why (price, performance, reliability, brand, etc.)? idk never had a chance to buy one

3) How often do you purchase a new PC (every 12 months or less, every 12-18 months, 18-24 months, 2-3 years, over 3 years)? 1-2 years i up grade

4) (For Canadian Residents) What is 125 plus 45 divided by 3 minus 13? Born in America
 
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post #6 of 1974
in! biggrin.gif

1) I do not own a SSD at the moment. I plan on purchasing 2 this year.

2) I am concidering Intel, ocz and crucial. I need to do more research on the topic before my purchase but i hear good things about these brands so far. I am looking for quality.

3) I buy a new rig every 12-18 months.
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WHY NO LOVE FOR THE UK frown.gif

Or yurop :c
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post #8 of 1974
1) Do you currently own an SSD? Are you planning on purchasing one or more in the near future?
Yes, recently purchased a 120 GB OCZ Agility 3. This is for an older computer, so the top of the line isn't needed; I do plan on getting a very fast SSD in teh next year or two when I build a new computer.

2) If you’re planning on purchasing an SSD, which brand(s) are you considering and why (price, performance, reliability, brand, etc.)?
Samsung, Intel, Corsair for their reliablity, support and performance.

3) How often do you purchase a new PC (every 12 months or less, every 12-18 months, 18-24 months, 2-3 years, over 3 years)?
I build a computer once every 5 years, but slowly upgrade it until there is a large enough performance gain from building a new one. I still use a q9650 in an x38 chipset.

4) (For Canadian Residents) What is 125 plus 45 divided by 3 minus 13?
*not Canadian* but 127

*edit* adding:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Order_of_operations

Note: PEDMAS - each is calculated after the other, so:
parentheses or brackets, then
exponents and roots, then
multiplication and division, then
and fianlly addition and subtraction.

so the divisions is the first to be calculated: 125 + 45 / 3 - 13 = 125 + 15 - 13
next the addition and subtraction take place (they are at the same level of opperations) 125 + 15 - 13 = 127

*additional edit*
125 plus 45 divided by 3 minus 13 is read as 125 + 45 / 3 - 13 = 127
125 plus 45, divided by 3, minus 13 is read as ((125 + 45) / 3) - 13 = 43.6666...7

Notice the punctuation, the commas make the difference.
Edited by eternallydead - 2/6/12 at 12:54pm
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post #9 of 1974
I'm in!

1) Do you currently own an SSD? Are you planning on purchasing one or more in the near future?
I don't own any, find them expensive price/performance.

2) If you’re planning on purchasing an SSD, which brand(s) are you considering and why (price, performance, reliability, brand, etc.)?
Intel or Crucial, price/performance ratio and reliability, probably a M4.

3) How often do you purchase a new PC (every 12 months or less, every 12-18 months, 18-24 months, 2-3 years, over 3 years)?
Every 12 months or less

4) (For Canadian Residents) What is 125 plus 45 divided by 3 minus 13? 127
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post #10 of 1974
Quote:
Originally Posted by eternallydead View Post

1) Do you currently own an SSD? Are you planning on purchasing one or more in the near future?
Yes, recently purchased a 120 GB OCZ Agility 3. This is for an older computer, so the top of the line isn't needed; I do plan on getting a very fast SSD in teh next year or two when I build a new computer.
2) If you’re planning on purchasing an SSD, which brand(s) are you considering and why (price, performance, reliability, brand, etc.)?
Samsung, Intel, Corsair for their reliablity, support and performance.
3) How often do you purchase a new PC (every 12 months or less, every 12-18 months, 18-24 months, 2-3 years, over 3 years)?
I build a computer once every 5 years, but slowly upgrade it until there is a large enough performance gain from building a new one. I still use a q9650 in an x38 chipset.
4) (For Canadian Residents) What is 125 plus 45 divided by 3 minus 13?
*not Canadian* but 127

Wait...what? check your math.
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