After reading and hearing everyone raving about SSDs for a couple of years it was hard to resists the upgrade.

So I got an Intel SSD 510 120GB to replace my Seagate 2.5" laptop HDD.

The prices in the ~120GB SSD category are pretty close. I chose the Intel based on reading that they have a low failure rate (I was unable to find the soruce when writing this up).

The Thinkpad X61 only has SATA-II; the drive supposedly has better performance on SATA3.

UPDATE: Samat K Jain points out that "the ThinkPad X61 is limited to 1.5 Gbps, even with SATA-II (Lenovo's excuse: power saving, by keeping bus clocks down)". Lots of discussion about that on the net.

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