Answer to: How easy is it to get to the HD?Yes, it is possible to replace the hard drive without removing the logic board. It's a really (really) tight fit but if you wiggle the drive for a while you'll notice that it will come out. You will have to remove the RAM modules first - and apply a little pressure on the logic board on that side (the RAM module side) while sliding it over the RAM module holders. And the thing that makes it bit more difficult than necessary is actually the SATA power/io connector on the drive - the connector is higher than the drive and causes a bit of a problem since it touches the inside of the silver case while taking the drive out. If you take the drive out, just to test it, for fun, put it back without the connector attached. I swapped the orginal drive for a 80GB Intel SSD G2. I worked slow and carefully (and also looked carefully at other parts while disassembling/assembling since I was interested in seeing what is there) - all in all, about 50 minutes to take the disk out and put a new one there.