I have done much research on this issue and I would recommend going for a SSD, that is if price is not an issue for you. By the souunds of it, you have an older model Macbook Pro since you are upgrading to 4GB ram.
Believe me when I say splitting up the OS and general data is unneccesary and requires methods that WILL void warranty.
OWC has good SSD's
Thanks to all!
Speed is obviously a primary consideration. When I was looking at prices for a 250 GB drive, they are about $430-450 or so which is quite a bit higher per GB than an HDD. If the benefit is worth the cost, then this is probably the direction I'll go.
Thanks for the link to the article, that is a great comparison and has some really good information.
My MacBook Pro is a 2007 vintage (pre unibody), so it is an older one that I would like to keep around for a while. It works just fine, but I need more storage and would like a little more speed.
PS-All of your answers are very helpful, but it appears that if I select "helpful" for two of you, the third one gets the "correct answer" selection. I find all of your responses to be helpful and I certainly appreciate them.
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