Summary: I tend not to look to much at performance reviews because coming from a conventional HDD system, these SSD are the bomb and the future. Not only speed galore, but no wear and tear issues, no mysterious clicks of death from a failing hard drive. I also never thought reliability with an Intel SSD would be a problem; no moving parts, until today.
Summary: I received an Intel Series 510 120GB SSD for Christmas. Computer: Dell Alienware Aurora with an Intel i7 960 chipset. Previous disk configuration C: two 300GB 10K drives in a RAID 0 setup. D: one 150GB 10K drive for data. E: one 1TBdrive used mainly for data backups. New disk configuration C: one Intel series 510 120GB SSD. The OS and installed programs are using approximately 30GB. D: one 300GB 10K drive for data.
Great TRIM utility, Very Fast, slowly getting cheaper
Allen Woolley, Amazon
9 December 2011
Summary: My System: An ASUS G73JH i7 laptop and 8GB Memory I replaced one of the two Seagate hard drives in the laptop with a 120GB Intel 520 and now everything is very Very fast: Power on to the Win7 Ultimate desktop in under 30 seconds is remarkably convenient. Apps load in just a few seconds, software installs just fly and file searches go Much faster. The speed has made a huge positive impact on system usage and enjoyment.
Big improvement from Hard Drives, some compatibility issues
Erik Larsen, Amazon
23 September 2011
Summary: Having an SSD for the first time, it's certainly a pleasure to see photoshop load in under 2 seconds, as opposed to nearly 20 on my last computer. I have been very happy with start up and shut down times. Unfortunately the drive seems to have compatibility issues with the hard drive that shipped with my Dell XPS 17. The Seagate Momentus doesn't play nicely with it at all and makes noises and squeaks and turns itself off periodically when the Intel SSD is installed.
Summary: Great SSD for the price. Not as fast as the OWC 6G Extreme or the OCZ Vertex 3; however definitely a great SSD with an outstanding reliability record. My previous review noted that this drive did not work in a 2011 MBP; however since the EFI Update this is no longer the case. Thanks to Apple for silently solving the issue for 6G SSD Support!
Summary: Bought this item to upgrade my Dell XPS m1530, went from a 5400rpm drive to a SATA II SSD (old MB), but the change wasn't as impressive as I thought it would be, the overall performance has improved, applications open faster, boot times are between 35-40secs, temperatures have decreased and the battery life has gone up at least 50% with wifi enabled.
Not the fastest high end SSD, but rock solid dependability
Alton Hare, Amazon
26 August 2011
Summary: I did all my research before investing in an expensive SSD. There are 3rd generation SSD's out there that are significantly faster for the same price (or even less). I bought Intel's because others (OCZ, Crucial, etc.) are undependable. They fail randomly, cause Windows to behave erratically, cause system crashes, etc. Reliability is just not something I can sacrifice in a hard drive that holds so many crucial files, information, and applications.
RIP-Felix "When nothing is left in your bag o..., Amazon
2 July 2011
Summary: I upgaded from an X25-M 80Gb G2. That was the best drive available when it came out. This is a very good drive and with the rebate it's a good value too. Everything is snappy and responsive, not just programs and windows, but webpages too. The difference from my X25-M is noticable but not dramatic. If you are upgrading from a spinning HDD there is no better upgrade that speeds your computer up. SSD is pricey but well worth it.
Summary: As an engineer who remembers IBM's 30 inch platter hard disk drives, this new SSD from Intel's 34 nm line is simply amazing. The ability to emulate a mechanical hard disk drive is at the heart of this technology, but the reason it will sell is SPEED! Quiet, cold, and FAST. My Windows 7 Experience Index for disk performance went from 5.9 (HDD) to 7.5 (SSD). Boot times are twice as fast and windows just snap into place.
Excerpt: In my opinion this Intel SSD is worth buying but i think i found 1 little problem i install it on my pc with win 7 everything was very fast an perfect but when start copy files from another pc (network) windows crashed and i had to reset. I think this was because my motherboard has SATA 2 and had conflict with SSD SATA 3 i tried to bios update and now is working but not fast as before. I tried in other motherboard with SATA 3 and work fine.