My plan is to plop a $70 750GB 7200rpm (on sale now at newegg) in a $10 caddy. Lots-o-space and fast boots off the SSD...
I put the $10 caddy in...Doesn't fit exactly right, but works for me. There is no way to secure it to the internal computer, as you are supposed to use the mount from the optical drive, which of course we don't have. However, it fits pretty snug, and I don't see it popping out.
I would only use the cd drive to watch movies anyway, and when do I do that? Hardly ever.
Just when I go to resell the computer, it is going to suck to explain that it doesn't have a cd drive.
I do LOVE the backlit keyboard. Overall, I am happy. The SSD drive rocks, and I only have $374 into this computer. I tried to find a comparable deal when this one came in without the drive and I had battery issues. There isn't a comparable deal.
I am ok with everything...did I mention I love the backlit keyboard....