JC22

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    Steam Games Deals

    They're running a daily achievement thing too where you can win games and coupon for discounts off a purchase of certain games. Make sure to check that and go for those achievements to get cool stuff. They're also having a draw at the end for a bunch of prizes, the grand prize being EVERY game on Steam. A man can dream.
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    SSD Giveaway Thread!

    I'm going to be having an "epic" Christmas dinner. What about you guys?
  3. Does anyone know if this is simply a cost cutting measure on WD / Seagate's front, or if there is an actual manufacturing change too (which prompted the warranty cuts)? Related to this, but I don't see myself buying another disk based drive again. I don't use a lot of storage, and with the price of SSD's only dropping, someone like me has very little reason to buy the old HDD's.
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    SSD Giveaway Thread!

    The Corsair Force GT would be grand in any system. It's colored RED, so it must be fast!
  5. Disk based drives have been hit really hard recently and it couldn't be at a worse time. To me this shows a lack of faith by WD, because as mentioned drives are likely to fail early, and I really wonder how many people would even bother with the warranty after a few years.
  6. I'm relatively new the the SSD game myself, I just recently got a budget SSD from a buddy and I like it so far. A bunch of people I know have been adopting these way before me and I've been doing quite a lot of research on this since I'm going to eventually be buying one for a new rig down the line. From what I've gathered, the Crucial M4 is a really solid buy for an all around SSD when it comes to price, performance, and reliability, so it gets my vote. Tom's Hardware recently recommended it in their Holiday buying guide for system builders as well: http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/holiday-gift-hardware-computer,3091-5.html To narrow things down a little further, I'd list the Intel 320 drive if it comes down to sheer reliability. My programmer friends swear by it and Intel has a pretty good reputation in general when it comes to solid products. If you are talking about sheer performance, all the other drives you list are in the same ballpark when it comes to benchmarks and comes down to personal preference. Although, I'd also consider the Kingston HyperX line of SSD's in that list too if you are willing to spend a little more. I've heard very good things about it. Something I do to check the reliability of any computer product is to check out the reviews on Newegg. For SSD's, this is the link: http://www.newegg.com/Store/SubCategory.aspx?SubCategory=636&name=Internal-SSD&Order=RATING Click on the eggs to see the user ratings. Ideally you want a product that has a lot of good reviews. You'll want to check the low reviews as well to see if there are any issues with the hardware such as incompatibilities. In general all the SSD's you list in the poll are pretty solid, though.
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    SSD Giveaway Thread!

    Those 2 Corsair drives look boss, and the Kingston drive doesn't look too shabby either. Count me in!