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 :-)
Whether for the better or the worse is left as an exercise to the reader but it definitely has changed.
The other day I was whining diffusely about the breakage of my new
t410. A day later I get a response. And a useful one at that!
Think about it! When did we ever have this before? Random people from a different continent taking note of one's utterances and sharing their knowledge?
Just in case you missed it, the world has changed. And in this particular case I quite like it :-)