Full disclosure: I am a noob. I have installed clean OSs on iMacs and MacBooks, and restored from Time Machine backups a few times, and I've installed ssds in laptops, but the multiple drive setup in the Mac Pro is a little confusing to me. Any help is appreciated. My dad's work just hooked him up with an Early 2009 Mac Pro, and he wants to max it out. He's got a 250gb OWC Mercury PCI Express SSD that should be here any day and we are looking for suggestions on how to configure it. Here's how it sits now: We want to install the OS and program files on the SSD and keep the other drives for media files, storage and backup. I guess the question here is what is the best way to do this? He's stepping down from a 500gb hd to a 250gb ssd, so a Time Machine setup isn't going to cut it (or will it? can you be selective when restoring?).