Solid state drives (SSD) are fantastic. They are power-sippers as compared to a spinning platter, more resistant to shock, and other elemental damage. Even if you just count the performance increases, it comes as no surprise that Apple has shifted most of its desktop and portable line to SSD storage, but often makes it difficult to upgrade later to a larger SSD drive. Peripheral manufacturer OWC
has addressed the upgrade situation with the Aura Pro
line of drives for use in the MacBook Air, and MacNN has spent some time
with the model for the 2010 11-inch model of Apple's laptop.