RunCore makes a great number of SSD's which are top performers. I've had one for about a year now, and it works great. Most 2.5" SATA devices are a standard size nowadays, but the RunCore website will typically list what laptops they work with. IndiLinx is the controller brand inside the RunCore Pro IV product line, which is super-fast, and highly compatible while still being inexpensive for them to use. Most NEW hard drives can only give up data at about 100MB/s at most, whereas RunCore SSD's can give that same data at 220MB/s. Some hard drives can only manage 40-80MB/s - so your improvement could very well be significant.