I'm pretty sure this is a dumb question but I'll be dumb and ask anyway. I just got my new external hard drive -- OWC Mercury Pro 300 Gb, actually. I have to give a rave for OWC here -- I got it within two days and it was packed very professionally. I haven't used it yet but I have faith in Seagate and OWC. The external hard drive itself is quite nice -- sleek, silver, and well crafted. Now -- for my question, I need to get files.. pictures, music, word documents.. off of my old computer. My old computer is a little screwed up. It might have a virus or Windows XP is just corrupted -- something's wrong. if it's a virus, can I transfer it to my external hard drive and then infect another computer? Thanks!