Pros: VERY fast; writes as fast, if not faster, than reads; 5 year warranty.
Cons: Depending on vendor, usually more expensive than equivalent performing SSD's.
Intel has really done it this time. Say what you want about their less than stellar performance over the last two years in the SSD market. The 520 series gives the serious computer enthusiast a reason to stop, look, and pay attention. The full SATA III, 6GB/s SSD market has a true competitor with amazing write speeds to go along with top of the line specifications. An unmatched 5 year warranty and all of the extra hardware needed to make the change from your present storage setup. Personally using Bench32 from ATTO and AS SDD Benchmark tools, Intel's claim of read AND write speeds of over 500 MB's are easily demonstrated. According to an average of about 10 benchmark reviews from...(read more)