SSDs are the way to go. They make your notebook run fast as hell and in turn give you a 'desktop' power feel. However, since you need to burn holes in your pocket buying one, do your research very well before committing to a purchase. Here's my story in short. At the present moment, the Intel X-25M G2 Postville is used as the reference to compare every other SSD on the market. I was convinced with its very high Random 4K Read speeds since that's what matters the most to get the "snappy" feel. Anyways, I headed over to Anandtech.com to read more about it but there I come across the OCZ Vertex LE (Limited Edition) 100GB SSD that apparently outperforms the Intel SSD in every aspect. It uses the (very expensive) SandForce SF-1500 Enterprise Class controller that breathes fire in its lungs. Very fast. Furthermore, I read on OCZ's common PDF note that its also famous for GC (Garbage Collection), which works independent of the OS and maintains a steady performance of the SSD on the long run. Bonus: while the Intel has a bottleneck on the Sequential Write speeds (70 MB/sec max), the OCZ Vertex LE outperforms it by exhibiting speeds as high as 250 MB/sec, while at the same time matching Random Read / Write performance. I was convinced. This was the one I wanted. I thought to myself that if I really would spend so much money on an SSD, let me get the best one at my price range. So I waved goodbye to the now 'crapshack' Intel and swiftly ordered an OCZ LE. Mind you, LE = Limited Edition and apparently there were only 5000 manufactured. This is because OCZ being the very first adopter, got a good deal on SF-1500 controllers from SandForce. As soon as they ran out it will be the end to that. Today morning I had some free time and ventured out on the internet to learn more about SSD firmwares. Its an expensive piece of hardware - I want to take the best care of it. I head over to the OCZ forum and that's where everything changed. To my utter horror, the moderator (OCZ employee) addressed complaints about low performance on the Vertex LE saying that [Macs]: -- http://tinyurl.com/9vwe53 It immediately occurred to me that this doesn't happen to other SSDs running the same controller as the OCZ. I was not surprised that this was exactly what another forum member pointed out, to which the rep said : -- http://tinyurl.com/2ctuvvp I was totally dumbfukked. EUR. 360 on a 100GB SSD and its going to perform like cheap crap on my Mac ? I felt bad for showing my middle finger to Intel last night. Anandtech did PCMark Vantage tests - the most real life reproduction of consumer computer usage - of the Intel G2 comparing it to the OCZ V LE on the same article and Intel did very, very well. I learned my lesson and ordered an Intel X-25M G2 160GB for EUR. 380. I was too late to cancel the OCZ order since it was already handed over to the shipping department. I will need to receive it and then return it at my own cost. Lucky for me there is no restocking fee to pay in Germany, you can return any item you buy within the first 14 days without being obliged to give reasons for it. Bad thing is that EUR. 360 for the OCZ drive will remain blocked till whenever the shop issues me a refund. Maybe a week. Depending on your system, make sure you do your research well before buying an SSD. Thanks for listening.