2 part question
1. which SSD do you recommend? i have a late 2008 macbook, so i doubt i have anything beyond SATA II (system info for my SATA controller says "Speed: 3 gigabit" so i assume its SATA II?). i was looking at the 64/128GB Crucial C300
2. my current storage is as follows:
- 160 GB internal HD, 1TB external HD acting as a time machine backup drive
i dont know much about ssd, but i read it should be used for system/app files only. i only have 2 USB ports, one of which is being used by a laptop stand w/ fan, i can only have 1 external HD plugged in. also, id rather NOT have 2 external boxes sitting on my desk.
what would you recommend for me? should i partition the 1TB drive so that 500GB acts as a time machine, and the other 500GB acts as a file drive? the downside is that the TM side wont back up the file side, so id want to run another backup anyway, which brings me back to having 2 boxes.
running a drobo/NAS is not an option, simply because i dont want to spend that kind of money. buying an SSD+another ext hd+memory upgrade would already set me back around $300-400