My machine: White MacBook (5,2), Mid-2009, 2.13 Ghz Core 2 Duo with 2GB and 160GB config, running 10.6.8...does that cover the basics Ok I'm getting out there with my skill level so even though I'm likely never to repeat this on a new Mac part of me wants to see if I can do this on this machine and if I can get two more years out of it it'll be a success My plan: upgrade RAM to 4 (I know I can go higher but not sure worth the coin) Swap HDD to Crucial M500 240GB 2.5-inch Internal SSD this seems pretty straight forward thanks to iFixit tutorials but then what? I'm going to have to format the SSD? Reload the operating system? Rebuild iTunes and my photo library? Not sure I know how to do any of these things and couldn't quite find them on the forum. I'm very coachable so any insight or links into what I need to do next will be appreciated.