New to the forum so bare with me. I am installing an intel 520 ssd 120gb in my macbook pro 2010 in about just a week. i am also upgrading ram to 8gb. When i clean install snow leopard, i will re-download all my apps which include ilife, office and other basic apps, which i am fine with. I would like to use my hard drive once its out of my mac as an external drive. The reason i want to do this is to use the ssd for apps, games and the OS to increase speeds and the hard drive for documents. So my question is, how do i remove the OS and apps on my external drive without removing my documents which include music, photos, documents etc. Is what i am asking even possible? removing only the apps and OS system from the hard drive and keeping the files i want on it? I read somewhere that i can break my hard drive into sections (partition it) and drag files the files i want into one section, and the OS and apps in the other, and wipe the section i don't want. Is this true? If you find what i wrote confusing here is a similar question to mine: http://9to5forums.com/discussion/1380/remove-mac-os-from-secondary-hard-drive Thank you in advance!