Ho-lee shit. I always knew that random-access latency was one of the big issues with disk speed, but...I just went from a 4200rpm hard drive to FLASH memory. Shit just pops onscreen like it was already loading by the time I clicked on the icon. It's amazing! Transcend 64GB IDE SSD, using an Indilinx memory controller similar to the one in the OCZ Vertex, as I recall. I think it has the newer firmware that Anandtech helped spec out, because the sustained transfer speed doesn't seem that breathtaking, but the latency is...well...not there. Like, at all. To be fair, it does bog down a bit, but even at its worst it doesn't bog down as much as the old HDD used to, and if it seems any worse it's only because when it's not bogging it's so fantastically fast that it's like magic. This old P4 laptop now feels faster than the fastest dual-core laptops on the market. I can only imagine what it would be like to have a brand-new machine with a couple of these bad boys humming away inside. EDIT: For the record, I've already turned off Indexing, Write Caching, and Kernel Paging, and I've switched memory allocation to favor use of RAM over use of the pagefile, all of which have smoothed out the SSD's operation -- disabling Write Caching made the biggest difference, because that way write operations don't get stacked on top of each other, which compounds the bogging-down effect that multiple small write operations will have. I haven't disabled Prefetching yet, because I don't remember how, but as with Write Caching, it simply isn't necessary with an SSD since all of the data is instantly accessible already, without having to stage it in a convenient spot first.