OK, got the ssd and the HDD caddy installed.
i had a few problems transferring my old windows to the new drive(I didnt want to do a clean install because i had fine tweaked allot of stuff, and i thought it will be pain in the ... to do it all again).but eventually i was able to get around the problems in not so complicated manner.
as i mentioned, i wanted to switch the HDD with SSD. and put the hdd in the ultrabay.
at first, i had a problem installing the ssd.the original thinkpad w500 hdd caddy
didnt fit exactly with the SSD+caddy+side rubbers, but it fit fine without the caddy and just with the side rubbers.Phase one, complete.
as i mentioned, i had a 320gb hdd and i have bought a 120gb ssd.
at first, i freed up some space on the 320gb drive so i could to a complete drive cloning using norton ghost 15. FIRST MISTAKE
the cloning went fine(took 90 min to complete), and i have rebooted the system, windows came up, but when i got to the login screen, my trackpad and trackball didnt work(external mouse did work) and so the letter typing (the keyboard itself worked, i just couldnt type letters).the on screen keyboard didnt start at all.i have tried to connect and external keyboard, and it didnt worked either.
good thing i had the password recovery key on a usb, so i was able to login.Phase two, complete
windows came up NOT GENUINE
and was very unresponsive.
i had start looking for a solution on the net, and figure out what was my first and second mistakes...
1.i didnt transfer the Hdden system volume.(there is trick to do it right, look in other articles)
2.I did free up space on the hdd so it will fit the SSD, but i didnt shrink the volume
while cloning, norton took the free space and cloned it as well, so at a point, the ssd lost alignment.so the solution is to SHRINK the HDD via MANAGE and DISK MANAGEMENT.
so i have try to do it, but for some reason, the HDD wont SHRINK its free space,not more than 88 mb(i did disk error check).
I read that defragmentation could be the problem, but i just didnt want to do it and figure out that it wasnt the problem.
So I was stuck,tired, and very unhappy...
after allot of reading, its possible, but i have decided that its too much pain in the ... to clone HDD to SSDPhase three, FAILEDA New Hope
so i have decided to try something else, and it worked:
I'll do a clean install, install all the programs i had, and copy all the programs data from the old drive on top of the new installations.
Installing on the SSD is very fast, so its easy to finish it quickly.
for MOZILLA(FIREFOX and THUNDERBIRD) i used MOZBACKUP.
for every other program i had to look if that program had any data stored in these places:\PROGRAM FILES\
and i just copy to the same place on the ssd overwriting the clean installed program.and it just worked for everything.
Almost every program i have opened, worked exactly as it worked on the old HDD all with the same tweaks and settings.
*Most of the articles say that its better to do a clean install on ssd, because windows will turn on\off some special tweaks for ssd instead of hdd.its possible to do it manually.
*I disabled the Virtual memory paging(also on my old computer).i have 8gb of ram, no need for VM that wear down the SSD.*All the problems i have had before regarding (lenovo's) drivers(WWAN, ati's control panel) are working like a charm now.
*I had to do some changes to the libraries locations(Defult Downlod, music, pictures location to the HDD in the ultrabay)
*I didnt had time to do tests, but the drive is VERY fast.windows boot in 19-20 sec and ready to work.installations go in a jiff and all the programs start very fast.
*I created a windows backup image on my HDD, and created a small 200mb hidden booatble partion containing window 7 repair disc, so i could recover windows with ease.(my very own recovery partition...)Q-Ball, thank you very much for the help on the right configuration.