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I have a 2.26GHz 13"MBP, and I just ordered the intel 160GB Gen2 SSD for it. I'm curious if there are any changes I should make in Snow Leopard to optimize it for the SSD. I did some searching and saw that a lot of people are disabling the Sudden Motion Sensor in the Terminal. Are there any other things I should do? Also, I plan on doing a fresh install on the SSD, not cloning my existing drive. Will the SL Upgrade DVD that Apple sent me do the job, or will I need to first install Leopard, off the DVD that came with the MBP, then install SL? When I first install the intel SSD, will it be recognized, or do I need to format it a special way to get it to show up? I'm just trying to get everything squared away before the SSD arrives, so that I can do it right the first time. Also, I don't know if this matters or not, but I DO have the 1.7 Firmware Update installed.

Compiled List Of Suggestions:
1. Disable Sudden Motion Sensor [URL]
2. Uncheck "Put the Hard Disk to sleep when possible", under Energy Saver in System Preferences.
3. "noatime" *Check OCZ Forum for How-To. (I haven't decided if I am going to do this one.)

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I heard it was fine to do.) I would have tried to verify and repair the partition but the buttons seemed to be grayed out for some reason.

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A few weeks ago, she came to me saying she was having trouble booting into OS X and was just having trouble using her laptop in general. The hard drive wasn't making any erratic noises, so I figured the system install had corrupted itself. The problem was I wasn't able to boot to the Snow Leopard DVD. The DVD would show up at boot when holding down the Option key to show boot devices, but when clicked, it would show the Apple logo, then the "prohibitory" symbol and the fans would spin up on full blast, with no further progress.

Booting into Single User mode, I was able to run disk repair and after running it over a few times, I was told the drive was without errors, the laptop booted fine (minus the booting to Snow Leopard DVD) and I gave the MBP back to her.

Fast forward to today, she's having issues booting in to OS X again. It'll show the Apple boot logo, but the small spinning circle will freeze, and the whole laptop will come to a halt. I still can't boot to the DVD either, with the same symptoms as above. I'm sure I can boot into Single User mode, run Disk Repair, and probably be good, but I want to attack this issue at the source.

Is the hard drive I've got in her MBP going bad (I can't hear any of the erratic noises you hear when you know a drive is going bad)? What else could it be? What about the inability to boot to the Snow Leopard DVD? What is the problem and how can I fix it? Thanks, and sorry for the long winded post.

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