A few months back, I bought a really neat IDE-mSATA converter on Ebay that, when assembled, has the same form factor as standard 2.5" drive. I ordered a couple, with an eye toward future projects, but drug my feet on ordering mSATA drives. Finally, I found some new Toshiba-branded 128gb on Ebay last week for what I thought was a reasonable price. I sat down this evening, and proceeded to install one in my DLSD. I had some "teething pains" that are probably not worth going into, but the adapter I bought didn't like any of the USB-IDE bridges I had on hand so I couldn't clone my current install onto the new drive as I normally would. In any case, I went ahead and installed it the mSATA drive, and split it into two partitions so that I could dual boot Leopard and Tiger(Leopard for general use, Tiger for classic support). Somewhere in the process, I managed to fry the PCB on my old hard drive(due to a bad external PSU that also fried), so I'm awaiting a replacement from Ebay so that I can clone it and hopefully transplant that good 7200 RPM drive into my TiBook. Again, that slowed me down. In any case, I ran the restore disks and then did a quick Xbench. The results are below. The 92 mb/s uncached read is particularly impressive, considering that this is close to the theoretical 100mb/s bus limit. What's also impressive(at least to me) is that this on the Tiger partition, which is 20gb at the end of the drive. As I understand it, SSD performance tends to degrade in this situation. When I get my old Leopard install cloned(or give up and just do a fresh Leopard install) I'll repeat. Pressing the power button from a cold shut-down to getting a functional desktop is about 20 seconds, which is also a really nice change. The system overall feels a lot more responsive-I would, of course, expect nothing less, but it's still nice to see "in the real world."