Took a gamble and got a refurbished 30 GB OCZ Vertex 1 off of NewEgg for the low, low price of $30. Had some trouble getting the drive to be recognized by Windows or by my BIOS. Had to use a jumper to put the drive into firmware flash mode (destructive to any data stored). Plugged her in using a external enclosure and Windows 8 picked her up for a few minutes. Unplugged it and removed the jumper and installed it into my ASUS 1000HE netbook. Ended up installing Ubuntu 13.04 (32-bit) on there. Considering switching to Crunchbang (what I had before on the HDD) since it's a more minimal distro and offers better boot and app loading times.

Now I've successfully replaced all my machines with SSDs for OS and applications. Just need to wait for some 2 TB TLC SSDs for an affordable price. Then I can dump my WD Green HDDs completely.