Packaging and Bundle
Intel package their new 520 Series products in a box almost identical to the 510 models with some of the key features listed. Inside we find a thorough bundle which includes product documentation, support CD, case sticker and desktop kit. The desktop kit allows those who don't have a case which supports 2.5" drives to install the 520 Series in a 3.5" bay.
Available on Intel's website is the SSD Toolbox, now on Version 3. This small application allows us to monitor and maintain our drive over time. On the first screen we get a breakdown of the drive specifications and elsewhere, in the System Tuner screen we can tweak our system settings to get the best performance from the drive.
Under the Diagnostic Scan tab we can run read and write tests on the drive to check it for hard errors. The Secure Erase tab lets us wipe the drive to a factory state, removing any data we do not want to keep. The final tab of note is Firmware Update which allows us to flash the drive should a new update be released which adds functionality, speed or reliability tweaks.
Intel also provide users with data migration software which moves our current OS to the new Intel drive quickly and easily.