My conventional hard drive is clicking (second time this year I've killed the drive), so I just bought a SSD to benefit from the lack of moving parts. However, I am deathly afraid of using this as the only drive in my laptop running Windows 7, because the swap file is going to kill the flash with the way I use my computer (seriously heavy memory access).
There are no other drive slots available to my computer, although I do have an esata port. I was thinking about getting an external conventional hard drive to use for the swap file, but I don't want to lug this around with me all the time, and it would pretty-much nullify any benefits of the SSD's lower power consumption. Furthermore, I spent so much on the SSD that I don't have much to spend on another external drive.
I have also thought about using a USB thumb drive for the swap file, but the fastest thumb drive I came across is the Patriot xPorter. I'm not sure if that's what I will go with in the end, but it makes me want to barf thinking about it.
What would you do if you were in my situation?