I'd placed my order for a 15" 2.2 GHz MBP yesterday, but upon reading some threads on Lion (and how TRIM support is there, but only for Apple SSDs), I decided to cancel my order and think things through before re-ordering. I know that Apple will likely eventually throw in TRIM support for all SSDs with the appropriate capabilities, but I still decided to play things safe. Now I'd like to point out I already have an Intel X25-M SSD, which I believe does a fairly good job of handling performance degradation compared to many SSDs on the market. I hear Sandforce does better, but Intel is still the most thoroughly tested. I know that Apple will likely eventually throw in TRIM support for all SSDs with the appropriate capabilities, but I'd still like to do the research before I make my final purchase (buying and returning is not really an option, as that is an absolute pain). Anyway, to get back to my point, I remembered that the current MacBook Airs use Toshiba SSDs with tweaked firmware. Someone (can't find the site right now) actually tested those blade SSDs and found very little performance degradation (compared to the ones they used in the 09 MBPs) which is great news! I am wondering if anyone has ordered a CTO 2011 MBP with one of Apple's SSDs. I'd like to know if there is still significant performance degradation like in 09, or has Apple firmware/Toshiba controller advances alleviated most of that? While the high capacity SSDs (256 GB and 512 GB) are hardly worth it at those current prices, upgrading from default HDD in the high end 15" and 17" models to a 128 GB SSD is only $90 for students. It goes against everything I've been arguing for, but I'm wondering if buying the Apple SSD this time will be worth it. If Apple has indeed improved the firmware on all of the SSDs they release, the tradeoff seems to be quite acceptable. Similarly priced SSDs from Apple vs. aftermarket, with Apple's being a little slower (not noticeable in real life), but with possibly more software stability, and piece of mind (covered under Apple's own warranty). Sorry this post is so long and jumbled, but I wanted to make my question as clear and thorough as possible. Any thoughts?