First, I'm new here and I apologize if I am not posting this in the ideal section of the forum. I'm not just new to the forum, but to Macs as well. I own a few Apple products (iPhone, iPod Touch, iPod Nano), but I have never owned one of their computers. Having been increasingly exposed to OSX lately, however, I'm enthusiastic to make the conversion from Windows. The MacBook Pros appeal the most to me and I expect to purchase my first one in the next month or so, but I am using the time in between to research the best options. One of those options is the hard drive. I've seen a few videos of boot-up and application run comparisons between the HDDs and SSDs and am certain that I will be upgrading to an SSD when the time comes. But I don't know a lot about SSDs in general, not to mention how Macs function with them, which is [partly] why I'm here. So, after that long-winded lead-up (thanks if you're still with me), my question is: which SSD option should I go with for a MacBook Pro (15" i7, to be precise)? I've heard a few names floating around for manufacturers (Intel, OCZ, Crucial, etc.) and for models (C300, M225, etc.), but I don't know which one among them is best performance wise. And how about the ones that Apple offers as upgrades in the online store? Are they any different, better or worse, than the after-market options? I should also add one important note: I want to go with a 256GB capacity. Thanks in advance for your input. With your help I look forward to coming to a decision soon and acquiring my first Mac.