I have a iMac intel 2.4 GHz core 2 duo maxed out at 4 Gigs of memory. I wondering if it would be worthwhile for me to put a solid state drive in in place of the optical drive in order to squeeze a little more speed out of this thing.

I saw a description of using a solid state drive for the system and certain other programs in order to create a snappier response. My iMac certainly seems to drag at times and the drives don't look prohibitively expensive anymore. The article was about macbook pros, so I don't know if the iMac is as good an example. Anyhow, any thoughts?
Jim

IMO, SSDs are too expensive, too small, and adding one to an iMac isn't a trivial undertaking.
As for improving performance, more RAM is better.
See:
Mac Maintenance Quick Assist,
Mac OS X speed FAQ,
Speeding up Macs,
Macintosh OS X Routine Maintenance,
Essential Mac Maintenance: Get set up,
Essential Mac Maintenance: Rev up your routines,
Maintaining OS X, 
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