Hey everyone, Just to give some background first - I am a rather Mac savvy college student using a 2009 Macbook. I am majoring in Graphic Design and do a LOT of photography as side work. My internal HD is filling up, and I want an external hard drive so that I can stop backing up all of my old photos on CDs, and maybe even move my iTunes library to an external location. The problem is that external hard drives have always confused me. In my (limited) experience with them, they tend to be used to back things up and generally have their own software that you use. However, I really want to avoid using an application to view my external drive. I would prefer to just open up Finder and right underneath "Macintosh HD" have a second drive which has its own documents folders including my photos, iTunes, etc - much similar to a USB Flash Drive. So this is basically what I'm asking: - Is what I'm wanting to do feasible? - Can just any external HD be set up this way? - What will happen when I disconnect the HD and open up iTunes? If I get a wireless external HD, would that solve any iTunes issues? - Could I plug the HD into a different computer and easily access my photos without any installation or other hassles? I guess I'm so confused because I bought an external HD a few years ago for the business I was working for, and ended up returning it because there was no easy way that I could find to set it up this way. It seemed like I had to either use their software, or not use the product at all. None of the product descriptions of HDs I've been looking at are alleviating my worries, so I thought I'd ask. I'm usually very technologically savvy, but my one experience in the past just got me confused! Thanks!