i'm failing to see the trees through the wood, i've been browsing through a few topics about ssd vs hdd and still seem to have a few questions about the setup. i've learned so far that the buying a third party ssd is the more economical thing to do. is it? i've also gathered that there's two things that you can do: either you put the third party ssd in the optical bay and lose a bit of speed? or you can put the stock hdd in the optical bay and get the full speed of the ssd, but you lose the smc of the stock hdd? * so what would be the best thing to do? * how do people deal with the loss of the smc? how critical is the loss of the smsc? * are there third party hdd that come with a 'smc'-like setup that would work in the opti-bay? * if that's the case wouldn't it be the same (money wise) to get a stock ssd (apple) and buy a decent third party hdd for the opti-bay setup? thanx.