Solid State Drives are a new technology which seems to have a huge advantage over older hard drive technology. The biggest advantage, in my opinion, having no moving parts. Although I backup my data regularly, it's been pretty common for a hard drive to just break down eventually (I've owned Maxtor, Hitachi, Western Digital, and Seagate - various laptop hard drives as well). Solid State also offers faster data access than any of the other Hard Drives on the market. The only negative is it's high price per GB of storage. There are also much fewer high capacity storage devices available as SSD. This is just for now, and it seems that like all blooming technologies this will change rather quickly. I'm already planning on having an SSD replace my Raptors on a new build in the future. One other benefit I forgot to add: the size of these drives allow them to fit into notebooks, and there are some micro notebooks that are employing this technology (though they use very small capacity drives - which limit the laptops OS choice greatly). Just want to know what everyone things about SSD and the future of hard drives.