hey all, First of all, Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to everyone! I have a late 2011 mbp 17 inch model that I upgraded to 16 gb of ram. Now I'm looking to upgrade the SSD. I have a kingston v200 64 gb ssd lying around and need advice from the pros on a few things. Basically, I want to just swap out the ssd for the optical drive and have it run mavericks OS and a couple of programs so that the time it (hopefully) makes the experience much faster and I don't have to wait 15 seconds for programs to open sometimes. 1) Will the 64 gb be enough for a mac os x mavericks install? How much will/should I have left over after the OS? Will I have enough room to dedicate to a couple of highly used applications? (SPSS, R, Matlab). 2) How would I get a fresh install of the OS? Would I simply just use carboncopy and clone my current OS install or do I need to make a new one? 3) I have bootcamp running windows 7 that I use from time to time. Can I just leave this running off of my regular HD since I don't use it that often? Now to some more nitty gritty details. 4) I would be taking the optical drive out and placing the SSD drive in here. Where can I find the best and cheapest adapter to fit my ssd in the optical bay w/o any complications? 5) How much of an increase in speed can I expect since it's just a 64 gb SSD. Should I notice a real drastic difference in boot times and just using my mac in general? 6) How will it affect my battery life? 7) When I backup my mac, will it automatically backup the ssd as well or will I have to tell it to backup both the SSD and the regular HD? Are there any true negatives to doing this? Would you guys recommend it in general? Thanks a lot and I appreciate all the help!