I remain unconvinced that SSDs will replace standard 3.5" drives until the size/price gap is narrowed. They are admittedly much better than low-speed 5400 drives even with price factored in, but I think the difference is still too great compared to 7200 RPM and above drives considering the highest-advertised number in the field is usually size alone.
Yes. Someone at college has an XPS M1530 with a 128 SSD that I have fiddled around with. I'm not sure whether it was just because his laptop is less powerful than mine, but I didn't see the earth moving changes I was expecting.
It was hella faster than any 5400 RPM drive I've ever used, though.
Michael: Jodie, how's my schedule look for today? Jodie: You've got a conference and dinner party at the Japanese Embassy regarding wildlife protection. Michael: Oh, yeah...sorry, but I'll have to cancel that. I'm heading out to save America!