I have a late Oct 2008 15" mbp. Got myself an Intel 80gb ssd. My current partition takes up 80gb exactly. So I'm planning on moving 20Gb+ of my iTunes contents to an external hdd or expresscard ssd. I have a TimeMachine backup hdd as well. I realised that there are 2 routes of transferring the data. 1 is to Carbon Copy, clone, the other is by using the TimeMachine. 1)If I install a fresh MacOS, while using the migration assistant, would I get a cleaner HDD, with more space? I'm not sure what options there are while using the migration assistant. 2)Is there anything I need to 'disable' for the SSD use? Like the hdd antishock system? 3)I'm using a May production Intel SSD, do I still need to update the firmware? Please advice, thanks.