so i scrapped the other idea becuase the cost was going to kill me. i jumped on a deal for these 2 OCZ solid series SSD's for $150 shipped. got them shipped express mail and had them the next day. now i know these are the slower of the OCZs but they are still faster than most if not all mechanical hdd's. here's some pics... and how do they perform? VERY WELL! now if you know me.... i can never get enough. i had to look around and jump on another one... 3x 30gb ssd's.... SO FAR!