Hey, this is my first post here - I have been using a MacBook Pro since 2010ish, I have the 5.5 model. I have Intel Core 2 Duo Processor, with 2 gigs of ram. I have 160gb of storage. I use my computer on a daily basis, for Web Design/Development, DJing, and Schoolwork (college). I do not have the money to upgrade to a better, more powerful macbook. I do have the money to make some upgrades to my Mac: - In terms of upgrading memory, 8gb is my capacity - is this overkill? or is 4gb enough? -I have almost 80gb on my hard drive as music. If I move this to an external drive, will it increase performance? For DJing, will it operate the same when playing music off an external drive instead of on the internal drive -What are your thoughts on Solid State Drives? The final question I will ask the good people here: If you were in my position, what is the best way of upgrading my MacBook Pro - that I will be able to work efficiently without problems for the next couple years. I can spend about $150 every other month on upgrades.