Wise and generous MacRumors community, my new-to-me mid-2010 pro has a wiped 1TB HD with stock OS that I upgraded to Sierra and 8GB RAM. With no personal files on this unit yet, I want to install a SSD and have a couple of questions: - does it make any difference to clone the HD with Sierra on it and then copy to the new SSD, or somehow force a clean Sierra install onto the new SSD. If a clean SSD install is the way to go, how would I do it? - what are the benefits of separating the boot drive from regular data files? So would it be worthwhile to get just a Samsung Evo 250 GB (or smaller) and then use a couple of 1 TB HDs for extra storage? Looking for a balance of getting the SSD benefits without a big SSD spend, but also a system family members can use without getting too confused about where to save their photos and docs. - can you recommend a 802.11 wireless card? Thank you in advance for saving me hours of research. My only hardware upgrade experience is swapping out a family member's dead HD on MBP 15" for SSD and using Time Machine to restore. This cMP is a massive upgrade for me as I have been using a white MB core 2 duo with a dead screen and an external monitor as my desktop! Wow, what a difference. Always wanted to get a cMP and stumbled on one at a good price this week. Saving the RAM and CPU upgrade for a later date.