Ok, well, don't have the SSD yet, but it's literally "in the mail". It's the crucial m4 512GB unit. My MBP is the early 2011 13" 2.3GHz I-5 (upgraded to 8GB RAM). When I get the drive, what do I do as far as regarding the transition from the old HD to this SDD? I am not worried about the physical transfer...but, what do I need to do to make the transition as seamless as possible? How do I transfer the data from the old drive to the new drive? Do I first install the OS (Lion) on the new drive first...and then "restore" the last backup I performed? Of do I just restore the last backup to the new using a transfer cable before I ever install it into the laptop? Is there some type of special backup procedure to make sure the new drive behaves just like the old drive (only faster I hope). Do I make a "clone" image of the old drive? If so, how do I do that...the only backup I have been doing is using the backup program that comes with the laptop. Anyway, I am sure I can do the physical swap...but just not sure what to do to prepare the new drive and how to get the old drive's data and functionality to the new drive the best way possible. Thanks in advance.