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    Benchmarks

    A benchmark would depend on too many factors. The speed of the hard drive, cache size, SSD type (SLC, MLC), and quality vary too much to say an SSD is x better than a HDD in all cases. I've used SSDs in newer Dell laptops that are barely faster than the 7200RPM drive I have in my older Dell laptop. I've used some real nice ones that are ridiculously fast. Regardless of speed, it's worth noting a few things outside of speed benchmark. They are silent. They use less power, and generate less heat (granted these concerns are a bigger deal in a laptop than desktop) but some of these extra benefits are worth it even at the same speed if price isn't an issue.
  2. It may be worthwhile thinking about just cloning a single partition when moving from one drive to another. Ghost can do it just fine, and G4L works as well, I've seen in a situation just like yours. What I wonder is if you installed Windows on the SSD, if the easy transfer wizard would've taken care of the rest (short the program installs.)
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    Main Differences?

    I concur. The speed difference wouldn't be that great, and furthermore, you're generally going to get a longer lifespan out of a platter disk than an SSD. If backups are your concern, you'd be much better off with a SATA HDD.
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    The next level?

    I often wonder that myself. It seems like most people would rather buy a new toy or gadget, despite the economy and financial difficulties. So, in regards to buying SSDs for machines, I think it would depend on what kind of user you are...
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    SSDs for Mac?

    Thanks for all of the responses! I thought it was a silly question too, but since I don't have a Mac nor have I worked on them--I didn't know. Also, thank you for the link, udaman! I've already found some guides for some of my broken gadgets.
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    Magnets

    I'd imagine that the magnetic field would do some damage, depending on how large it is...if it's a tiny magnet like a refrigerator magnet, I don't think that would even make a blip.
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    SSDs for Mac?

    I don't have a Mac, but I was wondering...is it possible to get an SSD for Mac? I don't know a lot about Macs. But, would that be an easy install?
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    SSD as Backups

    I think using the HDD as the backup and using the SSD for daily things is the best way to go about it. Backing up to the SSD won't bode well for its lifespan.
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    Hybrid Drives

    I just read about Hybrid Drives, so it may be old news to you guys. What are your thoughts on them? I read that it's like a combination of HDD and SDDs. How exactly does that work?
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    Price predictions?

    What are your thoughts on the prices of SSDs? When do you think they will go down in prices? For example, an 80GB SSD is about $200, when you can get a 2TB sata drive for around $100.
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    Recovering Files From Broken SSD

    Probably not. Maybe if you are very skilled at putting it back together...on second thought, I doubt it. The best thing to prevent data loss is to make sure you back things up.
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    Things that will damage SSD

    I agree with Brian. Also, I think that writing, erasing, and rewriting data cycles would definitely wear out an SSD. I'm not sure what else would, though.
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    Partitioning

    I had to laugh at that, too. I've had so many adventures with Windows Me. I actually forgot about them until now. I wonder if anyone still uses that. @Zinger - why would you need at least three partitions?
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    SSDs of the future

    Technology is always changing, so I'd imagine SSDs will become faster and smaller. It's like when you buy a new laptop, it's already outdated by the time you open the box.
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    Partitioning

    StamatisX, thank you for your response. I didn't think that it was possible to dual-boot with Windows 98 and Windows 7. That would be a huge contrast! I've partitioned one of my HDs with Windows and Linux before, though.