I want to upgrade my Lenovo Thinkpad x220 with an SSD, but I'm not sure how much storage capacity I should target, maybe around 200-300 GB should be sufficient.
What product do you recommend?
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Performance will be limited by the SATA-II drive interface designed for the original HDD, so spending extra money on high performance SSDs would be a waste.
The aforementioned Samsung and Crucial SSDs do have a good reputation. If you are buying to use it with Windows, make sure the manufacturer includes a free S.M.A.R.T. diagnostic app to work with your version of Windows.