Is it worth putting an SSD in the optical slot?
I am trying to work out whether it is worth putting an SSD into the optical bay of my '08 iMac (EMC2133). I have read the related questions about how to do this but my question is whether it is worth it?
My intention is to give my Mac a relatively inexpensive upgrade to speed my Photoshop work. Therefore, I am looking at pushing the RAM to 6GB (only realised through iFixIt that I could do that - thanks!), replace the internal HDD (320Gb) with a 3Tb one and replace the optical drive with a small-ish SSD, which will be used for my editing applications, the scratch disk for Photoshop and for my current projects. I may boot from it if there is space.
I read in a related article that because the PATA connection to the optical drive is only UATA/66, this dramatically reduces the speed of the SSD. I understand that the advantage of SSDs is more about random access than sequential. So... is this limitation so bad that it isn't worth installing an SSD in this way?
Grateful for any views, especially from anyone who has done it.
Is this a good question?