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Intel 520 240GB 08/13/2012
Extremely fast. I have used Intel's 510 and 320 in the past for different computers, but this [relatively] new SSD puts the past ones to shame. Worked right out of the box with no issues.
Had to knock off an egg because compared to other manufacturers (such as OCZ), it is relatively expensive (<$200 vs. $250+) and because sequential write was about half of what was listed, although this could be because I'm not an absolute SSD guru.
Make sure you read up on how to properly set up your Mobo via BIOS before using your SSD, or you may not be able to get the stated manufactured speeds.
WIP score for Primary Hard Disk: 7.9
Using AS SSD Benchmark:
Actual available space: ~ 223 GB
seq read: ~500 MB/s
seq write: ~230 MB/s (much lower than expected)
4k random read: ~57500 iops
4k random write: ~49500 iops
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