Summary: Step 1) Open package carefully, obeying ESD practices. Step 2) Attach SSD to Mac running Mavericks via firewire enclosure (MiniPro 2.5" FireWire 800, USB 3.0 External Aluminum HDD / SSD Enclosure), using power adapter.
Summary: Most modernish PCs have enough cpu to run everything now days. My machine with 2x xeons is 5 years old, with a cost of 4K. So to extend the life and performance, i replaced my aging hard drives, with OWC ssd and a new raid controller. Instant performance increase and additional redundancy with RAID.