Hey everybody, Long time lurker here... I currently use a 1st gen Macbook Pro (Core Duo) and had been patiently waiting for the update and ordered the i7 15'' with the high-res display and a 500GB-7200RPM drive yesterday. I wanted an SSD and after researching here, Anandtech, Tweaktown and Tom's hardware, I decided to go with the Intel 160GB Gen 2 SSD. (Which BTW you can currently pick up brand new on eBay for under $370 after 8% Bing CashBack from a reputable seller). I also picked up this 2.5'' SATA FW800/FW400/USB 2.0 enclosure from Amazon for the 500GB drive that I will use for backing up and storing movies (and for maintaining a separate boot or cloning partition for when I need to do SSD reconditioning). So my question is this, my computer should come either this Friday or Monday (I got expedited shipping), and I'm wondering if I should turn it on, go through the initial set-up and registration on the hard drive, and then clone it to the SSD using the enclosure I got and then swap the drives... OR Swap the drives when the computer comes, boot with the restore disk and install a fresh copy of Snow Leopard onto the SSD? My common sense tells me that option 2, fresh copy would be better, my only concern is having a fresh, clean, stable system to begin with. I don't mind the time or hassle involved with either option, as both methods seem easily deployable. Thank you! Mods: If this is not the appropriate forum, please move. Thanks.