I think this is another appropriate thread. I decided to ditch the 1TB HDD in my laptop upon realizing I could fit almost everything on a 120GB SSD. Black Friday came around, and 240GB Seagate 600s dropped to $130. Naturally, I got one. That's in my rig, which meant I had a spare 250GB Samsung 840. I imaged my laptop's drive to that and I got an additional 130GB out of it. I copied all of the media over to the SSD. Piece of cake. The only real issue was more time-consuming than anything: getting all the libraries to point back to the user folders. No big deal. I stuck the HDD in my desktop, so now I have three drives in the only two 3.5" bays that cannot be removed. Convenient, right?
But that left me with an unused SSD and an empty ODD caddy. What to do? Why, a hot-swap bay of course, or as close as you can get in a laptop. The only problem was that there's about 10mm of height for drives but SSDs are 7mm. Since I want it to hot-swap, I don't want it to flop around. Solution: foam.
Oh, and pro-tip: if you keep all your music in one big library and move that library to another location, open it up in a text-editor, hit whatever command allows you to find and replace text (Ctrl+H in Notepad++), and replace the necessary part(s) of the file location by using the "replace all" option.
ANYWAY, sorry for the tangents, here are pictures:
I tried to modify a Nerf missile gun to increase airflow. The missiles are glued together in two parts and several tore in half. Oops. I ripped off a couple fins from one and Gorilla glued them in place. There was tape over the SATA connector on the SSD while it was curing, thank you very much. Then I took about ten strips of electrical tape and layered them on one end of the caddy since it was still rattling. I can shake my laptop like you don't want to shake a baby and there is minimal if any rattling. I call it a success.