Yea, like d-dave said, go for SSD all day. HDD still has its uses (especially for mainframes) but there aren't many. I found this off Tom's: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00LMXBOP4/ref=wl_it_dp_o_pC_S_ttl?_encoding=UTF8&colid=XHEIU2IZ4ZXL&coliid=I2RLRMUAE04CLB&psc=1&tag=viglink20237-20 They had a few benchmarks on some newer models on cnet and techradar worth looking into it seems. I'm not sure on your RAM spec/requirements - but this popped up based on what you mentioned: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820233179 8GB should be more than enough, and RAM is a very cheap component. Keeps you under $200 and should get you up to speed with where you need to be. As for additional storage, I always opt for cloud. But if you need the comfort level of a handheld, there's always the scalable: http://www.amazon.com/Passport-Ultra-Portable-External-Drive/dp/B00E83X9P8/ref=sr_1_1?s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1440910894&sr=1-1&keywords=external+hdd&pebp=1440914532334&perid=0CD3J8TJ7065MYA2YCHA
He's a really big part of their pass rush rotation so is a pretty big set back for them. Having followed Jax the past few weeks or so, they could end up being a playoff contender this year and are certainly no pushover for Carolina.