So I bought the newly updated macbook pro a few weeks ago to replace my stolen one from 2009. I have been planning on upgrading a few things since I bought the laptop, and I think that now the time has come. Just wanted to stop by here and post everything to make sure that it will work and that there aren't any particularly negative things about any of the new hardware. I am looking to upgrade to 8gb ram, remove the optical drive in favor of an SSD, and potentially upgrade the stock hard drive to a 7200rpm drive, possibly at a larger capacity than the stock 500gb one, but that upgrade may wait until later, we will have to see. 1. 8gb RAM from Newegg for $79.99 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820233081&cm_re=8gb_ram-_-20-233-081-_-Product 2. Optibay Converter from Amazon for $16.99 http://www.amazon.com/Adapter-Compatible-9-5mm-high-SuperDrive-Interface/dp/B004FM4UGE 3. Intel X25M 120gb SSD from Amazon for $229.99 http://www.amazon.com/Intel-Internal-Technology-2-5-Inch-SSDSA2MH120G2K5/dp/B00486UR2I/ref=sr_1_2?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1302187055&sr=1-2 Amazon also has a Crucial C300 here and an OCZ Vertex 2 here for about the same prices. Not sure of any positives or negatives to any of the above SSDs so anyone with experience feel free to chime in, trying to get as many opinions as possible before I order later this weekend. 4. Seagate Momentus XT HDD from Amazon for $99.99 http://www.amazon.com/Seagate-Momentus-7200RPM-Hybrid-ST95005620AS-Bare/dp/B003NSBF32/ref=sr_1_6?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1302187055&sr=1-6 Not even sure if this would fit or work inside the macbook pro, i thought the xt had some type of built in ssd in them? is this true, if so any benefit? If not a regular momentus 7200 can be found here or a WD scorpio black here for much cheaper, but I'm not even sure the WD is 7200rpm? Anyways, these are the parts I'm looking to upgrade, if you have any comments or reviews on any of the above hardware, think you can recommend something cheaper or better, please feel free to do so! Thanks in advance for all of your help!