Sorry to beat a dead horse with a mac but I'm all sorts of confused with all the posts on the subject. I have the above mentioned machine and wish to install a SSD. From what I've read I'm unclear as to whether or not I'll lose my Optical drive. If I can keep it, great, if not, it's not a deal breaker for me. Just not clear. Also, some posts say I need a specific mount and/or cables but dont say which. (I'm sure someone posted thinks but I cant seem to find them). Again, sorry to keep bring this up but the million posts on the subject are only confusing me further. Thanks..