I am considering buying SSD drive for my 2009 apple macbook 17" dual core 2800mhz. I use it mostly for software development and have tons of browser windows, a Java IDE, database, various servers running in the background. I also use photoshop and Excel. I usually max out the RAM (currently 4Gb but I have ordered another 4Gb) and so it is often swapping and sometimes when I wake it from sleep it can take a while before it is responsive.
I'd like to know if:
a) an SSD drive will help at all and
b) given that I just have SATA II, is it worth waiting/paying extra for upcoming Vertex 3 SSD or should I just get one of the current crop (I gather the Crucial C300 or Vertex 2 are the best).
c) or I should save my pennies and upgrade to new quad-core macbook pro next year.
I should also mention that benchmarks do not interest me especially, I care about value, productivity and reliability.
Thanks in advance for any advice, Tom