As the title suggests - I think the present trend for matching an SSD with an HDD in the iMac to be a somewhat inelegant solution, a sort of stop gap/half-way house. I have installed an SSD in my Laptop and find the increased speed to be most useful. I have looked at doing the same in my iMac. With it being the mid-2011 version the installation would be relatively straight forward. However, I have decided against it. We all know the history behind the SSD/HDD solution i.e. cost. Even now with the costs of SSD dropping almost weekly it is still quite expensive to put one single drive in the iMac for all your storage needs. However, I just think that storing data on the HDD with everything else on the SSD tied together by symbolic links is such an inelegant way of doing things that I would rather wait for a cost effective SSD only solution to arrive. I'm sure it won't be too long before cost and wear issues with SSDs will be become a thing of the past, with Apple including them as a stock item in all their products.