I bought a 2011 iMac a few months ago (stats in my sig) and love it but am wondering about my options later on as far as an SSD goes. I didn't get one originally with my mac because I didn't figure I needed it but as I start to work with more intensive stuff I'm starting to think having an SSD and built in HDD for storage might be great to have. What I'm wondering are a few things: 1) If I bought a third party SSD from new egg or macsales could I bring it to an apple authorized service centre and get them to put it into my iMac? I'm fine paying to get this done as I don't trust myself doing it but would a place like that put in a third party SSD or would I need to buy one from them? 2) How much performance would I get, in theory, from an upgrade? I'm using the iMac mostly for video editing in both SD and HD formats. I need to be able to run FCP X and the adobe suite, not at the same time but it would be a nice bonus to have. I've seen videos on macsales about massively improved load speed of things but will applications actually respond better and such? 3) Is it even possible to have an SSD and normal HDD in the iMac at the same time? I think I've read that it is but when you BTO a mac it makes it sound like you get one or the other. I need the internal space as my external is pretty full and really slow. So is it possible to run the OS and applications off of the SSD but have files and such saved on the stock internal 1TB HDD. 4) Assuming 1 and 3 are possible and 2's answer is at least pretty good does anyone know of a quality SSD that is moderately priced? This isn't really a "need it right now" kinda thing but thinking of it for the future.