Well, I installed the drive - which involved disassembling the hard drive caddy, then did a fresh W7 install. Using Intel's RST drivers, everything went smooth. Only thing is, the Toughbook's main board is only SATA I capable! Nonetheless, this little workaholic notebook's performance increase is tremendous. Here are a few benchmarks:
OEM configuration, 80gb Toshiba HD
Intel X25m 160gb SSD, Intel RST drivers
So this performance gain plus a decrease in power consumption is what I got for my investment. Could I have gotten similar results using a less expensive SSD? Probably yes. Overall, I am pleased.