About three years ago work got me a new laptop and wanted me to be the first to try out the Solid State Hard Drive. I eagerly agreed and got the laptop. It was fast, I could tell a difference in boot time and some applications. I loved it except that the drive was only 30 Gigs. Not a big deal I thought, I will just go get an external drive and keep all my files and stuff on it and just use the internal drive for the OS and apps. Well that worked for a while. In Fact I even got another new laptop and swapped out the hard drive it came with for my SSHD. It did not last much longer though. After installing Win7 and some other new applications I was always running with less then a gig free. I finally broke down and changed it out to a 150 Gig 7200 RPM drive. I love the space that I have now but I can tell a difference on the speed. SSHD is good if you have the money to spend on one that is of a good size.