Accelerating the performance of an aging laptop

The basis for this article stemmed from the notion of getting a mac book for myself majorly due to its unmatched performance ( looks aside !! ). I was obsessed by the way it did things. It woke up from hibernation from within seconds where as my Thinkpad T420 running Ubuntu was taking north of 1 minute.

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Additional hard disk in laptop CD-Drive ( Ultrabay)

I recently did an upgrade to my Thinkpad T420 (Read the post ) .  During the upgrade , I replaced my HDD for a SSD. The performance had improved drastically and I am completely happy about the upgrade.

Now the issue is that the SSD is of a lower capacity ( 120 GB ) and does not have my music and videos. They are still in my HDD. So I will need to have constant access to them. Now the question is how to make use of the currently obsolete HDD.
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