Ok so I just got my new 17" i7 MBP. Installed Intel 80gig SSD for boot and started installing OSX from supplied installer. Installation took over 2 hours with the optical drive making only slight noises every few seconds, not sounding anything like it should. Eventially it installed and everything seems fine and reallt snappy. Replaced superdrive with newmodus tray and hitachi 500gb drive. Started installing Final Cut Studio 3. Pointed all audio and extra content to 500 gig drive. GO! Installation of each disc is taking 2+ hours from an external CD/DVD drive hooked up usb 2 for one disk, then tried firewire for the next. Still really slow. What gives? Can't figure this one out. Any help would be great. Does it have anything to do with the SSD?