The Intel 525 120 GB is an excellent SSD for putting in a laptop that already has a conventional hard disk, and thereby greatly enhancing performance. The SandForce controller is starting to show its age, however, it can no longer keep up with the latest generation SSD controllers.
Any major computer upgrade generally requires a full software reinstall too. No so if you heed the advice in the guide to Upgrading a Motherboard without Reinstalling. PCSTATS Tips