SSD are storage devices with no moving parts, making them very durable. If you are willing to pay more for less storage, you benefit from less risk of a hard drive failure from abrupt movement. As long as you are not dealing with large quantities of data (ex. video, RAW photos, etc.), a SSD in the 64GB range may be your best option.
However, SATA drives are cheap and offer abundant storage.
It's really a matter of preference.
*EDIT: in response to the previous comment, I'd like to add that the speed of SSDs varies greatly, and that research is a very good idea.