Summary: Picked this up for the latest machine I put together, I'm mostly sticking to Intel and Samsung Pro these days. I've had about 3 out of 5 OCZ SSD's die on me at the 1.5/2 yr mark. The few builds I've done with Intel SSD'd are still going nice and solid. Picked this one up on sale for $119, it's nice and fast as to be expected. I'm expecting it to be nice and reliable like most Intel stuff.
Pros: Intel controller, nice and fast, decent sale price
Summary: Bought this to replace my good old X-25M 80GB drive which I got since release and its been as stable as a tank ever since. I gave it to my father for his new PC and I had to get a good reliable drive for myself. This Intel 520 was the choice and I don't regret it. Works flawlessly, no issues at all. Really glad that I got it. If reliability is priority, get this.
Summary: The Five year warranty in a industry where two and three are common really stands out for me. Most people will upgrade prior to the expiry of the warranty anyway. I have had another for a week now I picked up off a bitcoin store so I ordered another from NCIX to fit my steam library.
Summary: Purchased this SSD as OS / Boot drive to install Windows 7 64 Bit to... Installation was quick and easy. The results have been spectacular as I have taken my friend's computer from booting at 1 the one minute mark to having him at his desktop in around 11 seconds after power on & the computer post. Reports applications are fast and responsive and loves the over all speediness of his system.
Pros: Intel makes some of the best SSD's on the market
Summary: Bought this SSD when it was on sale. It can boot up the computer in less than 10 seconds which is nice when having to restart multiple times after installing updates for a new built computer. I regret not going for 240 GB though, because I almost used up my 120 GB on window's operating system, games, and programs. I love Intel's quality SSD and will have to buy 120+ GB in the future.
Pros: - Boot up time is less than 10 seconds., - Price
Summary: This is my second Intel 520 Series 120GB SSD. The first one I purchased over a year ago. If you've finally decided to give an SSD drive a try, then I highly recommend the 520 series 120GB drive. It's still affordable with enough space to install Windows 7/8 with your apps and still have some room left. It may be priced higher than other SSD drives out there ($ per/gb) however, know you're getting amazing quality and durability out of an Intel branded SSD drive.
Pros: 6GB/s transfer rate., Fast read & write., Great support and quality from Intel.
Cons: Slightly more expensive than other SSD's BUT, worth the money!