I am looking into doing some upgrades to my 15" MBP 2.8Ghz (5,1 late 2008). It currently has: 4GB RAM 500GB 7200 rpm Original SuperDrive I really appreciate your suggestions regarding: 1- Increasing RAM to 8 GB. Planning to buy from OWC. 2- Replacing internal Hard Disk Drive to 1 TB or 750 GB. Undecided about brand and details, would prefer 7200rpm, but not sure if something is out there yet, or how the battery consumption will change. 3- Installing a SSD for OS and some Apps. I don't have an unlimited budget, so I am willing to pay up to 200-300 for this. What size is recommended for SnowLeopard -> Lion. 4- Removing the SuperDrive for either points 2 or 3. 5- External BluRay player/burner. 6- What is the best way to install the internal HDD and the SSD, for booting from the SSD. Thanks for your time.