This may be an expensive option compared to the value to the eeepc but is it possible to install a larger SSD? In other words, is it a standard SATA drive or integral to the machine? The price of smaller SSDs, 32 GB or so, have come down quite a bit recently. The other option I was considering before I killed my eeepc a larger capacity class10 SDHC card to load an OS on. I learned that higher class #=faster read/write so that might be an interesting experiment. See how fast it is or isn't.