Solid State Drives (SSD) are great, but going into that upgrade blind can leave you with less than impressive benchmarks. There are a few things you need to know before adding a SSD to your Windows 7 PC. Ed Bott has an article worth reading called Windows 7 and SSDs: Setup secrets and tune-up tweaks. One of the most important things to know abotu is what TRIM is and how to make sure you're using it. As Ed shows you, it can mean the difference between 10.77 MB/s random reads and 130.25 MB/s, a difference worth knowing about.