Currently Being ModeratedJan 12, 2013 2:01 PM (in response to Doelago)
Yes, it's possible to install an SSD. It is also possible to install an SSD in the optical drive bay. Visit OWC to find SSDs as well as the DataDoubler to install the SSD as a replacement for the optical drive.
Maximum RAM for your model is 16 GBs. You find what you want and the cost, then you determine if you think the cost is justified for your needs.
For your model get an SSD that is compatible with SATA III - 6.0 Gb/s interface.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 12, 2013 2:15 PM (in response to Kappy)
Quick follow up.
Would a Sandisk Extreme 240GB SSD work? A local computer store happens to have one in stock, and they can do installs over there as well, so it would be really handy if I can just chuck that in into the machine.