So I got my mac mini finally today for 500 dollars. Came with mouse and keyboard. It is the 2010 model with the 2g ram and what not. I want to use this as my photography hobby computer since I will be buying a camera soon. I am going to be upgrading the ram to 8gigs here shortly, just gotta wait for ram to arrive in the mail, but my question is about the hard drive. I will be using ap 3, PS elements, maybe lightroom and maybe photoshop. So lets just say I'll be basically using this computer for photo stuff. I may play Itunes on it and surf the web but no games or anything like that. he drive that comes with it is the 320G 520RPM hard drive. Will putting in this WD black scorp 7200rpm hard drive boost my mac mini's performance any when it comes to using the photo editing software? If so, can you tell me what exactly and is it worth the money and time (looks like it may take me an hour or so to change hard drives) to bother? Will it just make the apps open a little bit quicker and thats it? I really don't know if its worth it and if not then i'd like to use the money towards getting a better monitor for photo editing. Thanks for the replies! edited to add: I will also have external hard drives and probably put this one in an external casing if I do switch it out. Space doesn't really concern me so much as performance when using the above stated programs.