Im thinking a samsung 500 gb SSD http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820147187 and 8 gb of crucial ram ( I currently have 2 gb) http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820148606 I also need a new battery (its in check battery status) but that will be purchased as well. Here are the hardware specs on my macbook pro Hardware Overview: Model Name: MacBook Pro Model Identifier: MacBookPro5,5 Processor Name: Intel Core 2 Duo Processor Speed: 2.26 GHz Number Of Processors: 1 Total Number Of Cores: 2 L2 Cache: 3 MB Memory: 2 GB Bus Speed: 1.07 GHz Boot ROM Version: MBP55.00AC.B03 SMC Version (system): 1.47f2 Serial Number (system): W8924S5966D Hardware UUID: B123917B-60AF-5410-B539-6BFC1C976C28 Sudden Motion Sensor: State: Enabled Is it worth it to spend almost 600$ total for these upgrades on a mid-2009 macbook pro? Are these good products to upgrade with or are the better products/brands in my price range? I use it for some video editing and I like to make family DVDs as well. Thanks for any help.