So I have a 256GB Samsung 470, or I guess I should say had one. My girlfriend used my laptop(she has a 7,1 also, bit with a 2.66C2D vs. my 2.4) and she said "I want mine to be fast like yours," so rather than order her a SSD, I swapped her 320GB for the Samsung 470; I'm still on summer break for another week so I don't use my laptop all that much. So she's happy now, and I get to order a new SSD. I'm not sure what type I want to order; I'm thinking I'm going to order a WD 1TB and OWC data doubler as my media drive(plus the recent addition of 10TB of NAS ), and a SSD as my boot drive. I don't think I'm going to go with another 470, it was good and all but why not try spmething new? Plus if I don't like it, I can always pull my 470 from hers and replace it with whatever new drive I order. Anyone know about the new Kingston HyperX drives? They seem expensive, but are they worth it? Or SanDisk? I've always used them for SD/CF/FlashDries, but I know SSDs are a whole new ballgame. I'm leaning toward a Vertex 3, but worried it's going to be a battery drain. Compared to something like an Intel 510, is the power consumption of the OCZ something worth stressing over? Like is it a 10 minute difference in battery life, or is it a hour? Since I'm going to be throwing in the 1TB WD, I'm thinking something in the 100GB range for the SSD. The Vertex3 has price on it's side, being under $200 for 120GB? But I have no problem paying more for something "better." I'm also going to be ordering us each 8GB of Corsair RAM, might as well upgrade both since I'll be doing a little surgery. Thanks in advance for any help.