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Running out of disk space...didn't want to buy a new machine...
I have a MacBook from late 2008 when Apple made the aluminum unibody and didn't call it a MacBook Pro. I love my Mac and did not want to spend more money on a new Mac until this machine no longer supports OS updates. So I wanted to up my operating speed by installing a 120gig Solid State Drive as my primary and to install a 1terabyte SATA drive in place of my optical drive for all my music, data, documents, etc.
The repair was easy...because I did my homework studying everything on ifixit.com. I determined my needs and what would work on my particular machine and ordered it from iFixit.com. It all came quickly and in good working order. I followed the step-by-step instructions and used SuperDuper to transfer all my data from my old bootable drive. The next morning I awoke to a fresh solid state bootable drive. I installed the new drive and BAM! My computer is moving at BLAZING speed! And I have a whole terabyte to store al sorts of stuff. Oh, I also bought a portable Multi-Drive so I can still install DVD's and Cd's.
Follow ifixit directions to the letter. They really did a great job and for the price of one-half of a new low-end macine I got my old machine crankin' and doing just fine. I shouldn't need another machine for several years now.
Watch out for stripping screws. Those tiny little buggers will strip if you are not careful. Set the screw driver in the screw and press firmly, then carefully turn the driver.