For those really big jobs a portable USB 3 SSD rocks.
You cost me money friend. I just went to Amazon and purchased a 256 gig SSD. Thought I'd start small and test the waters. I also wound up buying a 1tb drive for my new terrestrial tv tuner/dvr along with 3 new DVD's for my DVD library. Yes I dropped satellite. Anyway I'm on my way to using my first external SSD drive for my SP3. Looks like that little puppy will fit in my shirt pocket. Less bulk and weight for my SP3 bag. I know the SSD will rock but it will be rocking with some good bluegrass music.