I've been debating on whether to upgrade my hdd (WD 320GB 5400rpm) to the Seagate 500GB 7200RPM. So I wanted to know the average boot time for those of you that have a 7200rpm hdd in their Macbook. I would appreciate if you could run a similar test. Here's the low down on my boot time hdd 320GB, 70GB used ~40 seconds to view the Login screen ~45 seconds for Firefox to load my homepage (Firefox opens at Login) I know 45 seconds is fast compared to my gf's HP DV6xxx, where it takes ages...sometimes 3 minutes for the start menu to pop up. I've been trying to convince her to switch... I'm slowly making progress. It will soon be complete when she witnesses how fast my mac boots up I dislike the iPhoto load time. I only have ~8GB or photos and it will get bigger. I've heard SSD were suppose to be really fast. But I went to the apple store a few months back and compared the two Macbook Air's (one with ssd and one with the standard). In my opinion there was only like a two second difference (so i remembered). Thanks for your input!