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Apple Notebooks Apple's notebook computers including MacBook Pro, MacBook, MacBook Air, PowerBook, and iBook.

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If you are yet to purchase Lion, Magjua, prior to installing burn to a USB thumb drive.

Make a Bootable Mac OS X 10.7 Lion Installer from a USB Flash Drive

If you have already purchased Lion, go into the App Store, hold down the Option key and hit purchases and when Lion comes up click on it to download a new copy f.o.c.

The thumb drive will be bootable simply by popping in the USB port, rebooting holding down 'C' and proceed with a format and install on the SSD in the optical bay.
Sounds good, thank you.

It came pre-loaded with Lion, and is 100% up to date. I'll make the thumb drive tonight.
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This went very well! The ram was a snap and the SSD to optical bay was great. I had to trim the Fendi Optical Bay case a little to fit.

It is definitely alot faster now, Photoshop loaded in just a couple seconds etc.

Any suggestions on optimizing it? Any diagnostic tools etc?

Will the Apple updater update the SSD firmware now?

Thanks!
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Here is OWC firmware updates:-


OWC Solid State Drives Support For Mac

Hang on to those original install discs like grim death! Using OS X.7 or later make a bootable USB thumb drive before running Installer!
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I haven't put Windows on, will these be needed for the Mac side?
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Have had my OCZ SSD 120GB Vertex Plus now for more than 2 months. Absolutely no issues. Bought it off the shelf at CompUSA. $130 with a $30 rebate. Came out to $100. Haven't installed the latest firmware since it seems to be a fix for installing on older Mac. Mine is a fairly current MBP mid 2010. The drive works fantastic. 15 seconds startup. No noise. Rarely any significant heat. Read about no TRIM support on the Mac. That hasn't been an issue either. I just use and enjoy the drive.

I didn't really need to replace my 7200rpm HDD. And was really debating whether to spend money on less space but faster SSD. Glad I went with the SSD.
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