I swear by SSDs - been using them for years on my notebooks and had ordered one way before my current notebook was even ordered! However, I'm looking to buy a Mac Mini Server, considering its difficult finding the damn second HDD cable here in the UK, and considering I just want it up and running asap now! I will be using the server headless most of the time, always on, although it will be connected to my main HDTV to use for multimedia etc. It will run Plex, and a few other similar tools. It will also be used to encode video etc - I'll be using my laptop to create projects in Final Cut or iMovie, and then use the mini to render and create the project etc. Bearing in mind the server comes with 2x 1TB drives (I have more RAM ordered already) the plan is to have one as the system disk and one for storage of media (I dont have a huge library anyway). Will I see any benefit to sticking a SSD in? I like to keep things neat so avoidng an external HDD constantly connected if possible! Was about to order a Samsung 830 256GB to use as the system disk in place of one of the HDDs (which would then be used in an external caddy for backup etc), but for my uses would I see a benefit?