Optical bay SSD as startup disk?
So moving the optical drive from the laptop is no issue with future use of it as an external? It will function as if it was still internal? I recently got an adapter to install an SSD in place of it (I almost couldn't pass it up - it came with the adapter, SSD, and enclosure to move the optical drive to use externally). I've been wanting an SSD but they are costly when you go to a larger capacity, especially since you can only have one HD in a laptop. I want to keep my 750 GB internal HD, and I'm hoping this SSD mod will give me all the pleasure and speed of the SSD as the boot drive. Unless, since it is going into the old optical drive space there is a difference in how the drive is addressed/acces
I had some time to think about this and as I aid on the other question, I've had fewer problems putting the new drive in the bay. But I'm wondering about the BUS speed of the optical drive bay vs the hard drive bay. You might want to do some testing to see if there is a loss in speed with the optical bay.
Since you have your shipped internal drive still there, you have an option from System Preference>Star