I just tested a friends system with Scannerz (http://scsc-online.com/Scannerz.html) and it failed. Lot's of bad sectors were causing some boot problems as well as a ton of delays when running. This is an older unit with an optical drive. The user wants lots of space (2TB +). He also wants speed. I know some of the newer HDDs are supposed to be very fast, but I asked the guy about the optical drive and he said it had been dead for over 2 years and wasn’t used at all. I thought about a fusion with a low cost 64GB SDD and a big HDD put into the optical drive slot. Around here you can get a 64GB SSD for just over 30 bucks (US) and a decent sized SSD for about 80. The question is the optical. I know there are kits sold that fit into the optical drive slot with an HDD or an SSD in the holder, but what about the cable? Since these are all SATA devices, will the original cable for the optical drive be useable with an HDD or SSD? I was thinking of maybe figuring out a way to open up his existing optical drive and then building a drive holder in that, then installing it like it was a replacement. My friend also suggested an idea I didn’t think much of, namely taking strong double sided foam tape to hold the drive in the place, but I’m thinking that may work its way loose and then he’d have a drive flopping around inside the case. The problem here isn’t so much the money as it is waiting for an OD to HDD/SSD adapter to arrive since it would be mail order and probably be a week’s wait. All the rest of the parts I could get this afternoon. Also, if the Fusion isn't viable quickly, any drive recommendations for 2TB or greater drives. I'm familiar with some of the fast HGST drives but supposedly Toshiba is now producing some that are even faster than that. Any recommendations?