First post, but I've been lurking for a couple months now. I just got a SR MBP and I'm trying to get rid of my old windows PC. I want to know the best way to back up my MBP's HD on an external HD and also use the External HD for storage (music, video, etc.). So here's the details: I have the 160 GB HD in the MBP. I have a Firewire 800 WD 500GB external Drive. About 250 GB of Music/movies. What i'd like to do is create a bootable back up of my MBP's drive on the Ext HDD in one partition and use the other partition for music/movie file storage. What is the best way to do that? Thanks for any help.