Welp...I did it. After a lot of hand wringing I purchased and installed a 160GB X25 (gen 2) on my new 17'' MBP. A little tricky but pretty smooth. Had to burn an iso to disk first to update the firmware on the drive. Didn't realize I had to format the drive before installing OS X. But figured it all out! And... Wow! FAST! Timed my Boot into OS X at 19 seconds! So now a couple of questions: TRIM. We know that it doesn't exist for Mac yet but, if/when it does arrive, can it be applied at that point and make everything run quickly again? Meaning, is this a process that has to be done frequently and regularly or can it be done all at once when you notice a slowdown? XP. I'm leaning toward an XP install on Bootcamp instead of 7 (for valid reasons related to software but too boring to go into). Am I correct in assuming that running Intel's optimizer on the XP partition will, at least, keep that side running quickly? There is surprisingly little information on the web about these details and the Intel site is a bit vague about this as well. So, any feedback? Thanks for the info!