Thanks for the help. Just looking for a little clarification on the best way to go about reinstalling the on OS when I get a replacement SSD. You may have my thread about the demise of my 2-week-old Intel 320 SSD here. I'm going to get on the phone with Intel later today to request a replacment. My question is about how to go about restoring my system, as it's just a little bit of a complicated set-up (not bad though). In my MBP I had the SSD in an optibay with the stock HDD in the HDD bay. I had the home folder located on the HDD. The HDD and all it's data seem to be in fine shape, as far as I can tell with Disk Utility. I also have an external HDD plugged into my Airport Extreme router and do wireless backups with it. I know that if I do a simple installation of the OS all my settings and stuff will be there just like before, because all that info resides in the home folder, but any applications won't be reinstalled unless I do some kind of a Time Machine reinstall. Sorry for the long overture to the final question: How would I go about doing a seamless reinstall?