i would have to say intel, since i have always used their products, and enjoy them.
i look mostly for price and performance (as well as user reviews! =D )
1.Which brand SSD are you considering for your next upgrade? Intel, OCZ, Crucial, Kingston, Patriot Memory, Samsung, or other?
- I am definitely looking for a SSD currently, and of the brands I am most strongly leaning towards Intel, Samsung, or Crucial. Intel and Samsung have the benefit of producing both their own nand and controller in-house, so I feel that gives them a big edge on reliability. I throw crucial in there just because it is a solid brand and the M4's have great reviews.
2.What do you look for when selecting an SSD? Price, Performance, Brand - or a combination of these elements?
- Considering I just built a new computer from Black Friday/Cyber Monday purchases, I would say performance is most important since I have a new motherboard that supports Sata III 6mbps connections. Next i would rate reliability because it has been a problem with certain brands/models (I'm looking at you OCZ gen2). Price is definitely important for me, but I would rather wait for a high performance drive that goes on sale than buy a budget drive and sacrifice quality.