Thanks so far, how is Samsung more reliable than Crucial? It the build quality or failure rate?
The only numbers I see might be considered satisfaction rate.
And... they may not be all that reliable.
Aggregating all crucial or intel/samsung drives into one generalization is not good.
Over time, products get better, and we often see poor results from cheaper early products that are not representative of later updated products.
At one time, I looked at the most popular 120gb SSD's on newegg.
The percent with 1-2 eggs(not good) was in the 6% range for Intel and Samsung. It was twice that for other brands.
Not a great method, I know. But, if you look at a candidate ssd with some sort of history, you can get some idea of reliability.
Another way would be to access the ssd support web site, and see what sort of issues are prevalent and what the resolutions are.
In the end, it does not matter much so long as you buy from a place with good RMA and customer servicie policies.