Argh. I only just realized that Apple no longer sell at 15 inch laptop with a DVD drive. I'm about to replace my 15 inch MBP, and am weighing getting the last one (mid 2012?) with a DVD drive, or a new retina and trying to cobble something together. The issue is that I use a lot of media files in my work - I currently have a 250gb ssd in my main drive slot and a 1.5tb in the optical bay. Short of duct taping an external drive to the back of a retina mbp (which seems to completely defeat the object) is there any more elegant solution? I'm thinking of some kind of base / dock that would be permanently connected? Thanks!