Here's the story: I purchased the 2011 MacBook Pro, and when I first fired it up, I hooked it up with my old MacBook pro (via. Firewire) to copy everything over. I've never done this before, and I figured Apple had perfected the process (I usually reinstall EVERYTHING). After thinking about it for a few days, I decided I'd rather start with a clean slate, reinstall the OS, the apps, and transfer my personal files over. So, I plugged in my Western Digital 500GB FW800 Drive, and attempted to copy over my Home folder. Every. Single. Time I try to copy over the files, the procedure stalls. It happens anywhere from .5GB to 5GB in, out of about 150GB. I've repaired permissions on the current MacBook Pro (which surprisingly, repaired a LOT of things, when it never, ever did on my older MBP). I've reformatted the external drive. I've even had Western Digital send me a new drive because I thought the old one was the problem. I still can't figure this out. Can anyone help me?