I currently have a 500 gig 7200rpm hybrid drive, and VD and Sibelius run perfectly fine, but I'd like to have a separate drive dedicated soli for the purpose of running these two programs. Would you recommend this?
There are adapters that replaced the Mac's DVD drive with another hard drive slot, and it also comes with a case to make the DVD an external drive. You could run SSD for the OS & main applications, and the hybrid drive for mass storage. I rarely burn discs, so I'm thinking about doing this myself.
Also, for $100 less I would get an OCZ or Intel drive from newegg.com, and they sell external drive kits for cheap.