1) Do you currently own an SSD? Are you planning on purchasing one or more in the near future?
I do not own one now. I however built a brand new PC with a 128GB SSD from Crucial for my aunt and uncle. I would love to get one shortly though. I almost partitioned my main hd last night to move things around on my other 3 hard drives, but held off because I was thinking maybe I should just get a SSD and do it right.
2) If you’re planning on purchasing an SSD, which brand(s) are you considering and why (price, performance, reliability, brand, etc.)?Crucial and Intel
for sure and then might also consider Corsair. Reliability is number one in my book and then price. After taking those into account then I will highly consider the speed, that's the main reason you go with an SSD anyways. I also look at the warranty though, even the best brand can have problems. Intel's 520 series with the 5 year warranty is very, very nice. I am thinking of my SSD purchase just like I was buying it for my aunt and uncle, if it goes bad I'll have to drive 35 min. to try to fix it (if can't do it remotely) and take it back to Micro Center for an exchange (got they're extended warranty exchange on the SSD and MB). Then reinstall everything from the backup image. Still takes a lot
of time and hassle. Would be the same if it's yours, so that's why I'd only
consider the above three at this time and the foreseeable future.
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)?
It's typically every 2-3 years. However I do upgrade components every once in awhile, as I build them myself and for others from time to time. Going to help a friend next month or the next, he wants an SSD in his desktop so it would be nice to have already used a new Intel 520 series to tell him how great they are
4. Not applicable as not a Canadian. I have visited twice though.
This is a very nice giveaway !!!