i know this is less complex that i think it is, but can someone check/verify me on this? i do not want to mess anything up: i have a new 320GB drive for my MBP; i need to clone my current installation to it. I have SuperDuper. The plan is to clone to the new drive while it is inside an external USB enclosure before i install it into the MBP so i do not lose any time in case its a bad drive. so the question is, any reason to use the Disk Utility "restore" feature instead of SuperDuper? In SuperDuper i would have the new drive mounted, and set it to "Erase new drive then copy" from my current drive to the new drive. this would make a ready-to-go clone that i would test by booting onto the new drive in the external enclosure and making sure it all worked. I am using Leopard on an Intel mac. And yes, i am aware that a USB drive will be kinda slow Looks like i can do basically the same in Disk Utility by booting off the Leopard DVD and choosing "restore" and selecting my current drive as the source and the new drive as the destination? i was planning on using superduper unless i am wrong?