I'm getting my new MBP 15' i5 this week. Before even using the computer, I wish to install a SSD that i bought in place of the HD (Intel X25-M G2 80gb) I done my research on how to install the SSD both physically (opening the macbook pro and installing it) and program wise (installing my "bootable backup"/ upgrading firmware on SSD) I know I'm being tedious, but I just want to know for sure that I won't do anything wrong Here are my steps Please check to see if there's anything wrong in it. (I'm asking this because I'll be using a different step than http://www.tuaw.com/2009/04/14/tuaw-tip-swap-out-your-laptops-hard-disk-for-a-spiffy-new-ssd/ and http://macperformanceguide.com/Mac-InstallingSSD.html mainly because they require a connector to the SSD with the stock internal HD still intact (copying the file that way) and I don't wish to spend even more money getting the "universal connector" What I'm doing different is basically this (this should work in theory hopefully, just couldn't find another website confirming it) - Create bootable backup from MBP's internal HD to an external HD (using Superduper and ensuring that it will act as an "boot" HD) - Remove internal HD and install SSD in MBP - Upgrade Firmware in SSD (Intel's firmware) from CD - Insert Mac OSX Install CD and go to "Utilities" to choose to restore the drive through the bootable backup created earlier. Done. Will this basically work?? (The website similar to this is this http://penkapp.com/2009/10/24/macbook-pro-hack-ssd/#comments) Thx for your help.