I bought an
intel X25-M SSD last week and it does make a *big* difference! It is faster, develops less noise and heat and the battery lasts longer.
I am using it with a lenovo
thinkpad t410 laptop running
Ubuntu 10.10 and it’s just great!
For what it’s worth I am running a pretty recent kernel in conjunction with the
Ubuntu maverick userland. Not sure how well the normal
2.6.35 kernel supports SSDs.
Anyway, SSDs are the way to go