OK, Just about a year ago, we were all raving about the Intel X25-M's and the OCZ Vertex drives... lamenting the mega $$ for the 160 GB or 250 GB models... etc etc... I broke down back then and picked up, what is now considered a paltry 300 MB/sec OCZ drive (which I love)... I had to such a hard time deciding to buy that one over the intel X25m. Well, let me tell you, I just picked up an X25M for $180 on Amazon. I plan to remove the platter drive I have in my optical bay and go completely ssd. Mostly for power consumption reasons, truth be told. So, the moral of the story, 300 MB/sec is still blazingly fast... and if you are OK with "last years" cadillac, great deals on SSD drives are out there to be had.