I just got a new MacBook Pro from my current employer and since I got it without an SSD I bought the Intel 510 250GB and installed it. Everything worked smoothly after the first boot. However, as @denis2342 pointed out, there are a few extra steps to make it run at full speed and performance.
First of all, although this MacBook Pro has a SATA-III interface with up to 6 Gigabit, the System Profiler only showed a »Negotiated Link Speed« of 3 Gigabit. In order to make it negotiate to 6 Gigabit a SMC reset has to be performed. Basically you have to press the (left side) Shift-Control-Option keys and the power button at the same time and after that you have to boot normally.
After that System Profiler showed a »Negotiated Link Speed« of 6 Gigabit.
Then, although OS X enables TRIM support for Apples own SSD drives on the latest MacBook Pros, it doesn’t enable it for 3rd party SSDs. There were workarounds which involved patching a CoreFramework it was kind of messy and not something you’d recommend to any beginner. Luckily there is now a tool called »TRIM Enabler« which allows to backup and restore the Core Framework library and also to patch it with the click of a button. This also worked as expected and after another reboot the System Profiler showed that TRIM was enabled for my 3rd party SSD.
After I ran an Update the TRIM support was disabled again and I had to run TRIM Enabler once more.
I really hope that Apple is enabling TRIM for all SSDs with Lion to make this step unnecessary.
That is about it. This SSD is really blazing fast. If you’re interested, there is a nice in-depth review at anandtech.com
While the SSDs from other vendors are still faster, the Intel SSDs offer a higher reliability.