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post #1111 of 1974
1) Do you currently own an SSD? Are you planning on purchasing one or more in the near future?

Yes, currently using a Vertex3 120gb. I've been looking for a second one or a larger one as the OS + only a few games fit on my 120gb drive atm.


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


I've been looking mostly into the Intel ones as I've heard they're more reliable and I've found my vertex3 to have some quirks to it. The only thing holding me back from purchasing one originally was the cost being a bit more than I wanted to pay.


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 tend to change around my PC rather often. Whether upgrading parts at a time or putting a brand new computer together. I would say every 12 or so months I replace my personal computer entirely.

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

125+(45/3)-13=127
    
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post #1112 of 1974
1) Do you currently own an SSD? Are you planning on purchasing one or more in the near future?
I do not currently own an SSD but yes I am planning on purchasing one 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.)?
I am considering Intel, OCZ, and Crucial as potential brands. Intel mainly for reliability, OCZ for performance and lower price, and Crucial for both performance and reliability but they have a higher price.

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 usually purchase laptops every 2 years or so and build new desktops also in the same interval. I however do build many computers for friends and families, so I build desktops about every 6 months or so.

4) (For Canadian Residents) What is 125 plus 45 divided by 3 minus 13?
I am not Canadian but assuming no order of operations and just going sequentially, the answer should be 43.66666. But with order of operations it is 127.
    
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post #1113 of 1974
1) Do you currently own an SSD? Are you planning on purchasing one or more in the near future?
No. Maybe if the prices are fair.
2) If you’re planning on purchasing an SSD, which brand(s) are you considering and why (price, performance, reliability, brand, etc.)?
Intel, Corsair, OCZ. Intel SSD's seem to have great reliability while being cost effective. Corsair provides great software support for their SSD's. OCZ as stepped up their game with their newest line of SSD's.
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 new PC every few years, just to keep up with all the current AAA title games !
4) (For Canadian Residents) What is 125 plus 45 divided by 3 minus 13?
US resistant here but I figured why not ( 43.7)
post #1114 of 1974
1) Do you currently own an SSD? Are you planning on purchasing one or more in the near future? Yes, 60 GB OCZ Agility 2, Yes Bigger drive(s)

2) If you’re planning on purchasing an SSD, which brand(s) are you considering and why (price, performance, reliability, brand, etc.)? OCZ lower priced, and perform well. Intel due to them being known as a more reliable longer lasting drive.

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 2-3 years i rebuild
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post #1115 of 1974
1) Do you currently own an SSD? Are you planning on purchasing one or more in the near future?
No, I do not. Yes. I plan to buy one within the next year

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

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 upgrade components about once every 6 months, Usually do not buy a whole new computer. New motherboard/processor about every 2 years

4) (For Canadian Residents) What is 125 plus 45 divided by 3 minus 13?
I'm not Canadian but 43.66666(repeating)
post #1116 of 1974
1) Do you currently own an SSD? Are you planning on purchasing one or more in the near future?
No, I do not own an SSD. I am planning on purchasing a SSD (most likely 120gb) whenever my budget will allow it, and possibly more if my budget allows those.

2) If you’re planning on purchasing an SSD, which brand(s) are you considering and why (price, performance, reliability, brand, etc.)?
Intel and Crucial are my two top choices because they are the most reliable. Speed comes secondary after reliability, though, although the 520 series SSDs are very fast. Intel SSDs are much more expensive, however, and don't offer massive performance increases over the Crucial M4 series, so Crucial is my top choice unless I would be given a valid reason to go with Intel. I'm also wary of the sandforce controllers that the new intel SSDs use, as sandforce controllers aren't as reliable.


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 desktop computers, but instead upgrade individual parts over time. I upgrade significant parts (Processor, video card, etc) whenever they become nearly obsolete, which is every 4+ years.

But when it comes to laptops, I purchase one roughly every 3 or 4 years.
 
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post #1117 of 1974
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1) Do you currently own an SSD? Are you planning on purchasing one or more in the near future?
I do not currently have one, but would like to purchase one once I have finished my watercooling loop.
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2) If you’re planning on purchasing an SSD, which brand(s) are you considering and why (price, performance, reliability, brand, etc.)?
I would choose Crucial, Intel, OCZ, or Samsung and will look at price and performance/reliability first before making my purchase.
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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 3+ years, though I upgrade my own components every now and then, so it would be every less than 12 months if upgrades were considered.
    
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post #1118 of 1974
1) Do you currently own an SSD? Are you planning on purchasing one or more in the near future? Yes, I have a Samsung 830 in my laptop and I am thinking of buying another, its just fantastic.

2) If you’re planning on purchasing an SSD, which brand(s) are you considering and why (price, performance, reliability, brand, etc.)? Reliability is very important, which I why I like Samsung and Intel drives. SandForce based drives certainly have excellent performance but I'd rather not have to worry about crashing in a computer not intended for messing around with.

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)? Roughly every 1 to 1.5 years, but that rate varies. Sometimes I'm not buying as much as salvaging from old equipment.

4) (For Canadian Residents) What is 125 plus 45 divided by 3 minus 13? I'm from Maine, so which most people consider to be Canada. Close enough. The mathematical Order of Operations says this statement is 125+(45/3)-13 :=> 125+15-13 :=> 127. Of course, many people are going to argue this is an incorrect statement as the math is written with multiple possible answers.
post #1119 of 1974
1) Do you currently own an SSD? Are you planning on purchasing one or more in the near future?

Yes, but I'm running out of space, and I don't want to hear a mechanical drive.


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

Intel, Samsung, or Crucial. For me: reliability>performance>price>brand.


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)?

18-24 months.
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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 www.intel.com/ssd 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

1. No, I do not own a SSD. However, I built my computer about 2 months ago, got a traditional hard drive, and now I want to try out the SSD caching feature in the z68 chipset, Intel Smart Response so I am in the market for a 60-64 gb SSD.
2. Since I want a 60-64 gb SSD, the ones that catch my eye are made by OCZ (I have had good relations with their subsidiary PC Power and Cooling), Corsair, Patriot, or Crucial (it looks to be quite popular) because they are in my price idea of $100. I have also heard good things about the performance of these brands.
3. I would say about 18-24 months now that I have some cash flow. Since 2004, this is my 4th computer, the first of which that I built myself. I built this 2 months ago and dropped $1200 on it. My last two computers have been laptops.
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