Hi all, Even though I have had an apple iPhone for an age I have never succumbed to buying an apple MacBook, probably because I couldn't / wouldn't justify the cost. Therefore I have been using a windows laptop for years. I have always kept a watch on costs of apple MBPs especially the discontinued 17" models. I love the look of those, I'm used to big screens so going smaller wasn't something I would have considered. Anyway I gave myself a budget and promised that I would stick to that budget and I have. I bought myself a 17" mid 2010 Apple MacBook Pro. It has 8gb Ram and that's ample although I would have preferred 16GB but got my wires crossed in something I read, thinking I could upgrade the current Ram to 16Gb. Apparently it can't be done. Then I read that if I change the 1TB HDD to an SSD that would speed up my system as well. So I sourced a 500GB SK Hynix SATA III SSD. As I had no files on the new MBP so decided to erase and format the old HDD to either keep as a back up or sell when I had installed the SSD. I read somewhere that in order for the MBP to recognise the SSD I needed to erase and journalise it. Then do an internet restore onto the SSD. I got as far as the section where you erase the SSD and this message appeared : " Unmounting disk Mediakit reports not enough space on device for requested operation. Operation failed... " I haven't got an external HDD / SDD. I really want to do this as simple and straight forward as possible. I read that you can use terminal to change a few things and get the SSD ready for mac os and do an internet restore. Can anyone help with this. Preferably a step by step guide. Kind Regards and thanks in advance. Alan.