Well maya helped steer me away from the westdig media ctr-it was not a bootable drive for the mac without partitioning the drive, But I went out today to pic up a LaCie but could not find one without having to drive a ways. Saw this seagate external hd at worstbuy and wondered if it was a bootable drive. It will serve as a bu for my 12" pb 1.33. Thanks for any advice, may order the LaCie, but the seagate was inexpensive but so new I couldn't find a review. Would greatly appreciate a tap from the MR knowledge base.