I just got the great news that my mom is going to buy me a Macbook Pro for college . With the money I was going to spend on the Macbook, I want to buy a SSD. I don't want to spend more than $500 on one and I think I've got my mind set on an Intel X25-M. I want to get the 80GB one but, it would be too small for my iTunes collection so I would have to buy an external drive which would bring the total to around $330 with a 500GB external. On the other hand, I don't really want to carry around an external drive every where I go so, I was thinking of the 160GB model, which cost around $450. It's less space than the 80GB and the 500GB but I'd have the convenience of not having to lug around an external drive. The main reason I want to get a SSD is because I don't want to worry about failures, noise, vibration or heat. I'll probably buy a larger Intel SSD next year anyway, if they make one. I originally wanted to get a WD Scorpio Blue but I've been reading about people having problems with noise and clicking since the firmware update. This is my first laptop and my first Mac so I want everything to be perfect . So which one do you all think would be the better option? 80GB SSD + 500GB external HDD or 160GB SSD?