I know alot of my friends have or are thinking about SSD drives on their laptops. Obvious advantages are that you get super fast read / write / access speeds. This then leads to a much more productive day … and less waiting. The flip side of this is that if anything happens to the data on this drive (ie, your laptop suffers a vertical drop), your recovery options are much more limited than a regular harddrive. With a spinning disk, you can often get part of a file or enough to piece together more than nothing. Many times with SSDs, if the SSD crashes… you are SOL. Backup regularly!