I simply cannot wait any longer, and am nearly ready to make the move to purchase a mac mini rig to run ProTools 10 for a small home recording studio. I need to make as much of my purchases at Best Buy as I can, because that's where I can get the best financing. Here are the links to what I'm considering purchasing: Mac Mini 16GB RAM Upgrade SSD (Laptop??) OR SSD (more expensive, for desktop?) (would the laptop one work in the mini? I wonder why it's so much less...) The OS will need to be downgraded, as ProTools 10 is not officially supported by Avid on a Mavericks machine. I don't really care, as long as the hardware I'm looking at will be compatible. I'm thinking of just removing the factory drive altogether and replacing it with the SSD, and then putting the factory drive in an external enclosure... so if anyone has advice on which enclosure would be best, please post a link. I guess I need the drive to support TRIM...? Any other suggestions are welcome of course. DAW usage is going to need good hard drive performance so I don't want to go TOO cheap, though I don't anticipate creating hundreds of tracks at once. A substantial cost savings on any of the upgrades might allow me to purchase outside of my Best Buy account, but the most expensive items (i.e. the mini itself) really need to be on that account; interest free for 18 months is well within my budget. Thanks for any help you all can provide... I've been lurking here for weeks and weeks and am sick of waiting for the magic Tuesday. I feel certain that this machine will get me by for at least a couple years.