@ whs. Note that I said, "...in theory...". TLC is just too new for actual results to be in yet. For the little amount the Pro costs over the consumer version and the improved performance it has, "erring" to the side of caution just made good sense, especially since I got it on sale (being a cheap, old b***H, it's my favorite word).
The machine I'm slowly building (most of the work has been in prepping the case and making custom PSU cables; the latter was a chore but worth it) will use up to six spinners to store data on. I'll be starting with one WD2002FAEX 2 TB for the main data drive which will be adequate for my music, books, photos, and personal data for years to come (I'll probably steal the one out of my XP machine). I'll also initially have a WD20EARX 2 TB for videos only; I'll add more as I rip more DVDs.
The SSD will be strictly for the OS and programs. I could have gotten by with the 64 GB model but the 128 GB model was a happy compromise of performance and price and still gives me plenty of overhead for future expansion and wear leveling. Barring a flaw that causes early failure (and that is what the warranty is for), this little jewel should be still be happily plugging along long after Win 7 is laid to rest.
Dumb question: hyberfile?