Elric, of Motherboards.org, talks about SSD performance, prices and that prices of such appliances are dropping quite much.
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I am myself using a OCZ SSD for my OS. It sped up things considerably and I had no negative experiences at all with this drive. I recommend getting SSD; mechanical drives are no match to them, but of course most people know this by now.
Check it out, friends !