I think SSD is going to be expensive for a while, but as far as I can tell the upside of SSD is mostly in applications and OS. I just have a hard disk drive now. Music and video play right away, but what takes time is launching applications. I'm probably going to get a SSD and put it where my DVD writer is, but it will require that after I get the drive I put some things on 1 drive and not the other. I'd rather have 1 drive that automatically saves programs to the SSD and everything else to the HDD. A drive with sections wouldn't need a 128GB SSD because it could just be running data. It should be far less expensive way to provide data. I'll admit that I only know so much about this, but this is my observation. I hope by the time my I need my next Macbook Pro, Apple or a third party starts providing drives for this demographic of users.