hey all, thx for your suggestions...
of course it was the first thing i considered, to ask the same shop how much it would be to increase the hard drive at the same time but total cost would have been 600 odd euros so i dismissed it at the time, seeing as i'd always managed ok DJing with my tunes on an external drive.
however, i didnt think about the need to replace it over time, so thx for that suggestion...is increasing the HD of a 2007 mbp something i can do(much cheaper than in a shop) or do you need serious computer expertise or soldering etc? sorry, new to all this!
A new 500 GB 2.5" hard drive can be had for < $100.
I dont know that unit specifically, but they are easy to replace assuming you can get the machine open.
I did it on my ancient powerbook G4 12" that was supposedly unreplaceable. I just took a lot of pictures and went very slowly. I thinkl i had to buy a new screwdriver, #00 torx.
Grant Lenahan has pointed you in the right direction. That same website has videos showing the total installation process for installing a HDD. It is not rocket science.
If I am not mistaken you have a pre-unibody MBP. It is a bit trickier to do that compared to the new ones, but if you are organized and exercise patience, you can do it. I know, I have a 2006 MBP and I have done it several times. The first time I did it, I was very apprehensive.
The most important thing to remember is that when the keyboard is being removed, there is a ribbon cable that must be detached, so don't just pull it off when the keyboard is loosened from the bottom case. Also when you plug the new HDD into the cable, make sure it is seated correctly, otherwise you may have to open the MBP again (it happened to me once). OWC will send a illustrated booklet with the HDD on how to do it.
I would not get the tool kit from OWC. You will need a 00 Phillips driver and a #6 Tork driver plus a thin piece of stiff plastic (like a credit card). Get good ones, it does make a difference.