Now that the 2009 17" MBP is soon to ship, I am looking to buy my first MAC. I intend using it, inter alia, for video editing the HD footage I have collected using my Sony HDR-HC7E. For this I intend using FCS. Could you please let me have your thoughts on whether I would be better getting an internal SSD or HDD (7200rpm) from which to run the applications? As my scratch and storage will be to external 7200rpm HDD, is there any benefit in paying the extra to get the SSD? I have read somewhere that SSD is not as stable as HDD when it comes to video editing - leading to dropped frames... Is this true? I shall be looking to get a Nehalem mac pro when they are introduced, but want to get started with my projects sooner rather than later. If I max out to 8Gig of Ram on the MBP is it likely to be up to the job with FCS working with HD Mini DV tapes? Working with HD Video is a new venture for me and I am a hobbyist rather than a pro. I shoot underwater footage and want to reproduce at the best quality I can, hence the shift to the Mac. Any good advice will be welcome.