So I went ahead an ordered an SSD, because i figured..why the hell not. Now I still need a new case, but that i’ll get in October. I bought a Samsung 830 128GB bulk, for 110€. It ought to be a fairly well performing drive, but above all, fairly reliable based on reviews I’ve read.
I’m hopefully getting the drive either today or tomorrow, so I’ll report on performance once I have it set up.