Installed in a Lenovo ThinkPad X220 along with the 320GB HDD
J. L. Reddinger "Lucas", Amazon
10 January 2012
Summary: Here's what I did: I ordered a Lenovo ThinkPad X220, selecting the only hard disk drive option available (a 320GB). I did not get the WWAN card option. If you don't have the WWAN card installed in the laptop, you then have an extra expansion slot in which you can install an mSATA drive. The Intel 311 mSATA SSD is an excellent choice. It is one of the few SLC drives remaining--meaning that it is fast and provides the best longevity.
Summary: Works great, people looking at this ssd should know that this is a MSATA form factor which is not suitable for use in regular desktops. A few enthusiast motherboards do have a MSATA slot but for now this is mainly intended for laptops with a MSATA slot. Picked this up for my Lenovo X220 laptop to use as a secondary cache for pagefile and apps and is working great in that way.
Summary: There are two types of Intel's 20GB 311 series drives. Although Amazon dipicts the drive with case, this drive is the caseless design model number SSDMAESC020G201 which is a circuit card. If you desire the case design, model number SSDSA2VP020G201 which allows the SSD to be connected by a SATA connector to the INTEL SATA ports on the motherboard.