Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU iPhone OS 4_3_3 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/533.17.9 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/5.0.2 Mobile/8J2 Safari/6533.18.5) I must say this SSD hype on these forums have given me second thoughts on what harddisk to choose for my new MBP. I'm planning on buying the 15", upgrade the processor to the i7 2.3 GHz, 8 gb RAM, hi-res glossy screen - and until recently the 500 gb 7200 rpm harddisk. The will be used for photo editing (Aperture 3), schoolwork (I will be studying medicine) and gaming. I am planning on installing Windows 7 on the machine, too. I do not want to buy a third part SSD and install it myself, because of the warranty. If I should choose to put in an SSD, it would be the 128GB. Upgrading to 256GB is simply too expensive. For my needs, would it be reasonable to spend the extra money on an SSD and an external harddisk, or should i stick to my original choice? Is the speed bump really worth the extra effort that comes with this (I'm thinking sorting the data, needing to have an external plugged into the computer to edit photos, gaming, watching videos etc.). Or am I too overprotective when it comes to installing a third part SSD? Any help would be greatly appreciated.