SSD is a much faster alternative.
by AwarenessForex - 3/8/13 9:08 PM
SSD as the system drive and drive where your windows (or mac) programs are installed will result in very fast bootup times, and near instant launches of your programs. I think that a 120GB minimum SSD drive is sufficient for any serious laptop (or desktop) user. 250GB or greater is recommended if you can afford it.
I also agree with some user's suggestion of using a hybrid setup for cost savings. The system drive should be SSD, and other files should be on the regular HDD.