I originally owned the new MBP with a 320GB 7200rpm drive, but I had to return the machine because it was defective (multiple reasons). Rather than a direct exchange, I went with the 2.4Ghz MB for size/portability. I'm noticing a small difference in 'snappiness', primarily when booting and 'cold-starting' apps. I think it's safe to say that the slight delay is caused by the slower 5400 rpm HD. Now, that extra second or two is enough to make me want to upgrade. My fear with the 7200 rpm drives, though, is the vibration. The MBP I previously owned did vibrate, but I don't know if that was normal, or if it was yet another defect. Unfortunately, 'annoying vibration' is kind of subjective... Given my OCD tendencies, I figured an SSD would be a safe bet. BUT, I know very little about them. So, here are my questions: 1) Is an SSD equally fast as a 7200rpm drive? That is, will it provide the same performance as my previous 7200rpm drive when booting/cold-starting apps? Are there any performance issues that I should be aware of? 2) I would need a 250GB SSD and I would like to pay around $200 CAD. To my knowledge, that is presently non-existent (at that price). BUT, is it reasonable to assume that in 6 months time I will be able to get a 250GB SSD for around $200 CAD? 3) Any other suggestions? The stock 5200rpm HD is dead still and that's what I'm looking for. Battery consumption is important, but I'm way more concerned with vibration. Any constructive comments/suggestions would be greatly appreciated!