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