I'm thinking about pulling the trigger on a 2014 Mac Mini. I'm most likely going to get the 2.6 ghz model with 8 GB of RAM and the 1 TB HDD. My initial thought was to get the model with the 1 TB FusionDrive, but I've since reconsidered. I'm now planning on getting an external SSD (USB 3.0) for the OS and applications and to use the internal HDD to store my data. Eventually, maybe 2-3 years from now, I'll upgrade the internal HDD to an SSD. By then, I'm assuming that the cost of a 1 TB SSD will be quite a bit lower than it is now. My questions: 1. Is this good plan? Will this result in a better setup than the FusionDrive? 2. What size SSD should I get? I'm thinking 256 GB should be more than enough? 3. Can anyone recommend an external SSD? 4. Does the Mini support a 1 TB internal SSD? Just for background...I'm a casual user. This will be used for Internet, managing photos, videos, and music, Office apps, and kids apps. Maybe some light photoshop and video editing.