I have a refurbished 2012 Mac mini 2.3 GHz Quad-core i7 with upgraded 16 GB DDR3 Crucial memory and a stock 1 TB HDD. I’ve been meaning to upgrade the HDD but never got to it. Realized last week that SSDs may be on sale now so trying to figure out how best to do this. I’ve read through some earlier posts but have a few more questions. I’ve only been using Macs for a few years now and haven’t gotten around to setting up a backup. So how should I best approach this? Is Time Machine the best way to go? If so, would it be a good idea to get a 1 TB SSD installed in the lower bay and use the existing 1 TB HDD in the upper bay as a Time Machine backup? I would use the SSD for system, storage, and apps. I would also like remote access to my Mac. Right now the mini is my main everyday desktop but in the future I probably want to use it as a HTPC once I get a MacBook. Regarding the SSD, what brands are better as far as pros and cons? I have Crucial memory so leaning towards them atm... On price, is this a good time to buy, or will prices go down more in the next few months? Lastly, I see all kinds of different advice and kits on how best to do the install. Is there a kit that works best and are kits even necessary? Thanks everyone and happy holidays.