So I bought an Intel X-25M G2 80gb SSD, has the latest firmware, installed in my 2010 MBP 15 inch i7. I was all excited for this supposedly HUGE upgrade to my system. I heard people raving about SSDs. I was hearing boot times of 5-8 seconds, applications loading in 1 second or in just one dock bounce, great stuff. I did all my research on SSDs before pulling the trigger on the Intel. As soon as I installed it, I put a fresh install of Snow Leopard and applied all the "tweaks" like enabling noatime, disabling indexing, etc. I honestly cannot tell the difference between this SSD and my HDD. Upon restarting my computer (so first time loading everything) Word takes 2-3 seconds to load, Opera takes about 4, Safari 3-4, etc. Basically everything takes 2 dock bounces, often 3, and sometimes even 4. The ONLY noticeable difference is that booting up takes about 11 seconds. Yes, it's much faster than an HDD, but still slower than most new SSDs. The drive was bought brand new so this shouldn't be a degradation problem. I ran XBench (I know it's not all that reliable, but is there a better free benchmarking tool?) and my numbers seem pretty good. But in practice, I really cannot tell much of a speed gain over a 5400 RPM HDD. Any ideas on what it could be?