Summary: We have two workstations that use six each of these in raid5 with an lsi 9265 and we get over 2GB/s r/wr which is great for simulations and loading large datasets. However over one year weve had two drives fail, which were promptly replaced by intel.
Summary: If I had it do over, I would buy a 320 series rather than this drive, only because I discovered my computer does not support SATA III, so I am not getting the benefit of the S.III fast read/write times this is capable of.
Pros: I bought this drive in March of 2011, and it died after just a few days. I exchanged it for a replacement from NewEgg, and the replacement died about 5 months later. I RMA'd dead drive #2 to Intel and paid Intel's $25 rip-off fee for cross shipment (seriously, extracting $25 so the customer won't...
Cons: Cost per GB has come down during the past year, but it’s still very expensive. Intel's 5 year warranty is overall excellent when compared with competitive drives. However, as I mentioned previously, if it breaks you have to pay Intel $25 for cross shipment, or in the alternative, wait several wee...
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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...