Hi all! Another upgrade or not question for you. See details below. Currently I have the following setup: - Late 2009, 27" iMac 3.06 Ghz C2D, 1TB HD, 8 GB ram - 2012 Mac Mini - 2.3 i7, 1TB 5400 RPM HD and 256GB SSD (Samsung 830), 16GB ram The 27" iMac was purchase off of CL for $750 a year ago and the only upgrade was an additional 4GB of ram for $20. So all in all I have $770 into it. The mini was purchase from CL as well and I installed the SSD and the memory myself. Usage: I use the 27" iMac for general web surfing, email and watching a few videos. I have the Mac Mini connected via the display port cable (from thunderbolt port to display port) and use the 27" as a monitor in target mode. I use the mini in the same manor, but of course it runs circles around the iMac. I love the size and quality of the iMac and the ability to use the 27" as a monitor for the mini and the MBP that I have as well. My assumption is the iMac will be viable for at least another 4 yrs based on the Apple OS X upgrade cycle (to run the latest OS X). I use my PC desktop for gaming and finincial stuff...so I use both PC and Mac. Looking at CL, it's expected the market will be saturated once the next release of an iMac. For me, I pretty much only buy and sell used Macs, so I never use the latest from Apple. But I am SSD all the way, even the Late 2008 MBP I have has an SSD in it as well. Question: So with the usage I mentioned, is there any reason to replace the superdrive with a SSD in the 27" iMac? I hate the beach ball, even if it is mainly logging in I have to wait. I can replace the super drive myself, the technical aspect is not an issue. Any thoughts? Thanks!