Seeing as I can't afford $2000 for a nice new pc, I spent $120 on a basic 250GB SSD for my old 2007 Vista home desktop. I used Acronis to backup and then restore the computer onto the new drive. It's cut the boot time from 2min 10sec down to 35 seconds. Programs launch and respond faster, and the constant chatter of the hard drive is gone so it's much quieter which is nice. I've kept the 1TB optical drives for storage of my home videos and photo backups etc. I'm just about to go and buy the same drive for my 2009 Win7 laptop, seeing as I can't afford to replace that either When I eventually retire the laptop, I'll probably just hook it up to my TV seeing as the inbuilt web browsers on TV suck major balls. And hopefully this upgrade will make me live with the old desktop for another 1-2 years until the wife goes back to work and then we'll buy ourselves some sweet gaming machines Anyone else done the same for their machines?