1. I'm considering an OCZ because that's where I've previously found the best drive for the best price.
2. I consider mostly the price and performance , though I look for brand names for reliability occasionally.
With their aggressive pricing (with rebates) on Kingston lines of SSD, I thought about purchasing Kingston for slightly better performance for my old Dell M1530. Before my M1530 recall I was thinking about purchasing a new notebook, but as I got older with wife and son I couldn't justify myself getting something that I rarely use/need(games). But good folks at Dell gave me free upgrade to graphic card + repair service for my dying notebook for free. I did upgrade my processor to T8300 after recall and I am still happy with my old notebook. I am hoping this notebook last couple of more years so I can upgrade with better specs and hopefully economy will get better. But as of right now all i use my notebook/computer(Xeon 3220, 8GB, 500GB) for is photoshop, office/document works, heavy internet browsing and emails so my hunt would be not as flashy as before.
1.Which brand SSD are you considering for your next upgrade? Intel, OCZ, Crucial, Kingston, Patriot Memory, Samsung, or other? Intel
2.What do you look for when selecting an SSD? Price, Performance, Brand - or a combination of these elements? Performance for the Price
1.Which brand SSD are you considering for your next upgrade?
Short Answer: Intel
Long Answer: The X-25M G2 really set the bar as far as SSD's go these days. It took competition awhile to catch up. Now there are certainly more options available but I know Intel knows how to do it right. I will be looking at intel first when I can afford another SSD.
2.What do you look for when selecting an SSD? Price, Performance, Brand - or a combination of these elements?
Short Answer: Price, Reliability, Performance, Size (in order)
Long Answer: Price is ultimately the deciding factor of everything. Reliability takes a close second. What good is corrupt data? Performance last but not least is the driving force behind the appeal of these drives. Crazy fast random reads. Size is also very important, but I list it last because I have to make compromises somewhere.