So I'm trying to figure out how to prolong the life of my early 2008 MBP. It's still holding up just fine in all regards except it's getting a little slow and the 250GB hard drive just isn't cutting it. I've thought of a couple of options but wanted some opinions. I could get a 7200rpm 750GB drive for only $80 or so and that's obviously a huge step up in capacity and a nice increase in spindle speed but I'm worried that won't be enough to really make a difference in keeping me from going to a new mac mini within the next year or so. The other option I've thought about is going with a 128GB SSD and then permenantly hooking up a larger (1-3TB) external drive via FW800 and putting all my iTunes and iPhoto libraries on that as well as all non-system files. Do you guys think that would save my MBP for another 2-3 years or should I just go ahead and get the new i7 mac mini with the fusion drive (although now we're talking $1000 - $1100 after monitor and such). Thoughts? ---------- Or I could invest in an express card to USB 3.0 adapter and hook up an external HD that way - I've never messed around with the Express Card slot though so I'd need a full range of advice on that option.