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I just installed an SSD into my optical drive bay, as well as upgrading my RAM (from 4 Gigs to 8) of my late 2008, MBP 15".  I am booting it up for the first time, since installation, and, now need to re-org my files so that the MBP makes optimal use of the new SSD and RAM. 

Should I now migrate all my files from my old HD (still in its bay) onto my new SSD?  If so, what is the best way to do so? 

Well, now that I've booted up, the MBP doesn't even see the new SSD?  I made sure I installed it as closely as possible to the OWC instructional video. 

Is there a step after installing that I need to do? 

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