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post #731 of 1974
1) Personally, I do not. But, I am in the process of designing and building a computer for a radio station that will be using an SSD as the main boot drive - because it is a computer that will be on nearly 24/7, and it will need the endurance and quietness of an SSD for the OS and programs (read: complete lack of moving parts).

2) When choosing this SSD, it came down to who had the best synchronous memory - because this drive could potentially be handling a lot of non-compressible media files. The final choice came down to an Intel 520 (120Gb) and a Corsair Force GT (180Gb). The Corsair won by a hair because it offered 50% more space for a little less money - while still offering a top-of-the-line controller and SATA III.

3) Last time I upgraded my personal machine? Aside from a Graphics card update over a year ago? I think it's been 4 or 5 years... I lost count. I'm still using a 790i ULTRA board, with a Q6600 and 4Gb (2x2Gb) of 1066 DDR3 - back from when 4Gb kit of dual-channel DDR3 could run you $300, easy.
I've been sitting on my hands for over a year now, waiting for Ivy Bridge.

4) I do not, have never and will never live in Canada - so, no math for me (I do enough of that in school)

I've been fine up until now, BF3 was the first program to ever max-out all four of my CPU cores simultaneously. I've been waiting to overhaul my system, until SATA III, PCIe 3.0 and (Quad-channel?) DDR4 all became standard, and SSDs came down in price - so I would able to call myself 'all set' for another 4-6 years. That time is probably coming this summer - provided Intel doesn't push everything back again, and includes DDR4 support with Ivy Bridge. An Intel 520 SSD would be a great addition to have in my new system, since I spend a lot of time dealing with massive programs like SolidWorks, AutoCAD and Photoshop for school.
 
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post #732 of 1974
1) Do you currently own an SSD? Are you planning on purchasing one or more in the near future?

I own many SSDs, and I do plan on purchasing one 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.)?

Crucial, Samsung, Intel, My main goal is Price/Performance ratio but only if the drives are 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)?

Every 12-18 months.

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

Not Canadian.

Thanks for the chance!
post #733 of 1974
1) Do you currently own an SSD? Are you planning on purchasing one or more in the near future? No, and I would love to have an SSD but just can't afford it

2) If you’re planning on purchasing an SSD, which brand(s) are you considering and why (price, performance, reliability, brand, etc.)? - Crucial M4, or this Intel 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)? - I very rarely purchase and entire new PC, I just upgrade the one I currently have.
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post #734 of 1974
1) Have a Kingston V100 64gb SSD. May buy more in the future, but not until prices drop considerably (like 50 cents per Gb)
2) I always buy based on price/performance.
3) I build a new PC every 2-3 yrs
4) I ain't canadian.
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post #735 of 1974
1) Do you currently own an SSD? Are you planning on purchasing one or more in the near future?

I had an Crucial m4, but i gave it to my gf because here laptop was hd died.

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

Crucial, Samsung, Intel, My main goal is Price/Performance ratio but only if the drives are 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)?

Every 24 months.

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

Not Canadian.

Thanks
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post #736 of 1974
1) Do you currently own an SSD? Are you planning on purchasing one or more in the near future? I own one right now but it would a be a great gift for my dad's new build.

2) If you’re planning on purchasing an SSD, which brand(s) are you considering and why (price, performance, reliability, brand, etc.)? I have a crucial right now but I'd love to test and intel.

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)? 2-3 years

4) (For Canadian Residents) What is 125 plus 45 divided by 3 minus 13? Not Canadian.
 
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post #737 of 1974
1) Do you currently own an SSD? Are you planning on purchasing one or more in the near future?
I would like to purchase one, yes. Absolutely. I just don't have enough money right now sad-smiley-002.gif

2) If you’re planning on purchasing an SSD, which brand(s) are you considering and why (price, performance, reliability, brand, etc.)?
OCZ, Crucial and Intel. They have really high ratings and aren't ridiculously overpriced, a good combination.

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)?

Well I actually just got into PCs, so I've got my first rig that I built about 9 months ago. I plan to purchase a new one as soon as possible though, so I guess every 12 months or less.
post #738 of 1974
1) Do you currently own an SSD? Are you planning on purchasing one or more in the near future?
I currently own a Crucial M4 64GB. I plan on having my entire system consist of SSDs.

2) If you’re planning on purchasing an SSD, which brand(s) are you considering and why (price, performance, reliability, brand, etc.)?
Intel, Samsung, Crucial. Price/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)?
Over 3 years. I just upgrade parts to keep my system running smooth.

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post #739 of 1974
1) Do you currently own an SSD? Are you planning on purchasing one or more in the near future?
Yes (Crucial m4 64GB); I may sell this one and get a 128GB so that I can go back to dual booting and so I can be more lax with storage location

2) If you’re planning on purchasing an SSD, which brand(s) are you considering and why (price, performance, reliability, brand, etc.)?
Right now, it's between Intel, Samsung, and Crucial, all for their reliability (and in Intel and Crucial's case, responsiveness to problems).

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 think my current plan is to do incremental upgrades every 12 to 18 months, and usually only on one subsystem
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post #740 of 1974
1) Do you currently own an SSD? Are you planning on purchasing one or more in the near future? Currently own a 60GB OCZ drive but would like a larger one.

2) If you’re planning on purchasing an SSD, which brand(s) are you considering and why (price, performance, reliability, brand, etc.)? Not looking to buy one right now but always look at what OCZ, Intel and Corsair have to offer. Mainly based on brand rep 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)? Normally purchase main components around 18-24 months

4) (For Canadian Residents) What is 125 plus 45 divided by 3 minus 13? Im not Canadian so...
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