I have a mid-2010 iMac 21.5" BTO 3.6Ghz version with 1TB drive that has now been recalled by Apple. Around my area isn't much for Apple stores but there are authorized resellers I apparently can take it to for the repair. This got me thinking of perhaps getting an SSD instead in place of the hard disk and have the store do the work for me. From what I recall and tried looking up the 21.5" 2010 model isn't very friendly to SSD's but I'd like to know if there's been any improvements. I'm running Mountain Lion now. I was thinking of an OWC 3G SSD but they seem to only offer the optical bay replacement option as a doubler. Is it not possible to pull the hard disk out and replace with SSD while still keeping the optical drive? I found hints it can be done but it's sort of under the table. Can I pull the hdd and replace the optical with SSD. Ideally, I want to boot SSD and ignore the platter-based drive. I don't use a lot of local space, all my data is on NAS. So, what are my options?