Hello all, I am planning to upgrade my unibody 13.3 inch mid 2009 Macbook Pro, specifically get more RAM and possibly put in an SSD. I have a couple of questions and would greatly appreciate some advice: 1. I plan to stress out the macbook a lot by running ram/cpu intensive programs (mostly experiments on large datasets) so I wanted to boost up the ram by getting an 8 gib module. I went through the Buyer's guide which recommended going to MacRamDirect.com. Its not clear to me from briefly looking at that site why buying ram from there is any better than say buying a Kingston ram kit from Amazon would be? Can someone who has looked at this more closely comment on which brand of RAM would be better to go by and whether the buyer's guide is current? I don't especially mind paying a bit more as long as I can get chips that don't die out in the middle of the night. (I am currently having nasty experiences with this happening on my work laptop which is a early 2011 Macbook Pro) 2. I am thinking of shelling out money on an SSD. I don't mind buying a smaller capacity one (Say 128 GB) but again I am more worried about getting as much of a reliable one as I can get without having to go overboard on the price. Could someone recommend brands and trusted suppliers with decent after sales support?