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I've had zero problems with my Intel SSDs after running the Intel toolbox. Supposedly there were some issues with the early 320 series that got fixed in a firmware update, but I would think that the 330 would be okay . . . even though it is pretty new.
You've always seemed pretty computer saavy; if you cloned a platter drive to install the SSD, did you check the miscellaneous things in the OS / hardware that you need to check on an SSD (check sector alignment, disable defrag, TRIM enabled, etc.)? If you do a clean re-install, all of this is taken care of - at least it is with Win7, I'm not sure how SSD-aware Vista is.
For the one SSD install I've done that was an HDD clone I used the Intel toolbox; I checked the sector alignment manually afterword (using the method in the link above), but it was already okay. My other was a re-build of an OLD Dell (Core2 Duo) with an SSD and Win7 - it was perfectly smooth and the computer is much faster than before . . .