I will be ordering a new mini tomorrow and a Samsung 840 ssd. I understand the shortened lifespan, but from everything I've read, I fall into the category where it doesn't really apply to me. I'm not going to be writing 1 GB/day, let alone 10. I was planning on ordering the 250 gb model. My iMac that I just sold had about 200 GB used of the 320 available, including 30 GB of iTunes and 50 GB of iPhoto. I could easily move the iTunes and iPhoto to the hdd that will come stock on the mini, but I would prefer to I keep it on the ssd if that doesn't cause issues. i also plan on moving about 300 GB of movies onto the stock hdd. Is there any reason to get the 500 GB model ssd? I haven't decided on whether to make it a fusion drive or not. I was not planning on it, but I've been reading a lot here in the past week or so that might push me to do it. Would that matter in the ssd size? My requirements are not huge. I don't make money off of the machine. I just want the thing to scream (within reason) when I'm using it (web, office, handbrake, movies). But I don't want to experience a bunch of lag or burden the ssd by nearly filling it up. As always, thanks for your thoughts.