I was wondering if this would be the safest (and cheapest) way to get good performance: 1. Buy a standard 2.3GHz quad-core Intel Core i7 model 2. Buy either an external SSD or internal SSD with enclosure. 3. Use USB 3.0 or thuderbolt cables on the SSD. 4. Load Mac OS X & apps on the SSD. My rational is that: - I wouldn't have to pay for the expensive apple SSD ($300) and could keep the 1 tb hdd. - I wouldn't have to worry as much about the potential drive failures of a fusion drive and I would have control over where my files were stored. Plus, I am not paying $250 for the fusion drive. - I wouldn't have to perform major surgery on the mini, potentially running it and/or voiding my warranty (installing a SSD myself) -I would have faster performance with the external SSD over the stock HDD. I thought I might use a ministack or ministack max from newertech: http://www.newertech.com/storage/ Any thoughts?