I think you need to read a little more about SSDs first. If you want more hard drive space, SSD is not for you. Yes, they are faster, but must be used properly, and to replace you 500gb drive is $400-500 for the same size. You trade size for speed, especially on a notebook where you typically only have 1 drive. In a desktop you can add a second drive, so most people have a small SSD for programs and a big HDD for storage.