Hello there, (TL;DR at bottom) I have a late 2008 model 13" Macbook, that I received as a present. I haven't upgraded it except by adding more RAM. Currently it has: 4GB RAM, 2.1 GHz Dual Core Core 2, 120 GB HDD (the original one) I am running Windows 7 off a bootcamp partition. I choose to run win7 because I don't like using OSX. Recently, I've noticed slow downs in start up times, and on the few occasions I use OSX, I've had the rainbow beachball quite often. Therefore, I've decided to upgrade my HD. I live in New Zealand, so the following prices in NZD, please think of the prices proportionally. (Say one HD is $100, and another is $200. Think of the first HD in USD, then just double that price for the price of the other HD in USD) I can spend (at most) $350 NZD, but I want to base my decision of value, not of performance. These are my options: - WD Scorpio Blue 500GB $102 - WD Scorpio Black 500GB $119 - Seagate Momentus XT 500GB $209 - OCZ Vertex 2 25nm 60GB $239 - Intel X25-M G2 80GB $288 - OCZ Vertex 2 34nm 90GB $339 I need help deciding on which HD. Most of the time I use the MB for web browsing. There is minimal storage required, as I mostly have word documents etc. Although, it would be nice to have extra storage, I most likely won't use it. Another question I would like to ask regards to OS and using an SSD. I really like Windows 7 too much. Plus my PC runs Windows 7 and I like them to be compatible. However, If I get an SSD with low space, I'd probably have to use one OS only, and I could get used to OSX if I have to. The problem is that OSX Leopard or SL does not support TRIM, so there's no way for me to clear out the junk in the SSD. Windows 7 supports this, but I'll have to install it using boot camp, and that would take up a considerable chunk of the SSD. I wonder if it is possible to install windows 7 on my MB without having to use Bootcamp? Is there a way to get the drivers required for the hardware on my MB, without bootcamp? Also, I seem to have lost my installation disc for OSX that came with my MB. Is there a way for me to download a copy from Apple? TLDR: I need a new HD for my MB. Is it possible for me to install Windows 7 on my MB without bootcamp? Is it possible to download a legit copy of OSX Leopard from Apple, since I lost the installation disc? Thank you for reading my post. All helpful suggestions are welcome and appreciated.