You may want to check with the system manufacturer for a list of validated SSDs in regards of compatibility, this is highly recommended for Apple* devices.
With my Macbook pro Mid 2010, and Intel 530 240gb with DC12 firmware
I have the same problem - I also think this ssd is slow - I am only getting about 200 mbps write and 260 mbps read speed. Very disappointed, as I the reviews online pointed to speeds in the range of 500 mbps.
I tried the installation two ways - one by cloning the system partition using carbon copy cloner, and another using a fresh install from super-drive and updating .. In both cases, speed didn't change.
If it matters, I have 4 partitions on the drive. The system partition is of size 100gb, with about 40gb free space after migrating my content.
In response to both KIRESP & PKR,
THE SSD IS NOT THE PROBLEM. It's the fact that both of you are using MID-2010 MACS which are only capable of SATA (3GB/s). Which is why you are only seeing max 200MB/s give or take. You will only achieve 500 MB/s on a SATA (6GB/s) interface.
The problem is not the Intel 530 SSD drive, the problem is your old 2010 Mac. Regardless of which SSD (SAMSUNG, CRUCIAL, INTEL) you went with, you will only be able to see 230 MB/s R/W because of your old *** SATA interface.
You can just get a high-speed card, some of them are quite inexpensive, for much higher speeds on a 2011 or earlier Mac Pro. I say this for anyone else who may have arrived here from Google.
The last poster was rude and for no good reason, because everymac.com shows your machine as having a 6 GB/s interface. The Intel guy may have been right. You might want to try a TRIM enabler. MacBook Air "Core 2 Duo" 2.13 13" (Late '10) Specs (Late 2010, BTO/CTO, MacBookAir3,2, A1369, 2392) @ EveryMac.com
That's for a LATE 2010 model, I assume you are referring to the what-passes-for-a-name-at-Apple and not just the year it was made.
PS> The mid-2010 Macbook Pro is 3G at best.
So for that one davey_speeds was rude but right. The lighter side is it's still a good solid computer. It would have been better if Apple had updated their SATA faster but they were hardly the only ones to still be at 3G. Ignore the benchmarks and consider the Intel drive to be a durability upgrade. I chose Intel for that reason, not for speed, which other companies can do better.