I just ordered my Macbook Pro and it should be arriving within a few days. I got the thirteen inch and the only upgrade I opted for was the 128 GB SSD, since I'm a student and needed a bit more durability and was interested in investing in an external hard drive already anyway. I also just bought a Seagate Free Agent GoFlex Ultra Portable 1 TB external hard drive. I know some people have reported problems with these but almost all of the things I noticed were done with use of the software and not the hardware, and some suggested removing the Seagate software altogether. Since I've never used a drive like this before and invested a bit of cash in it, I'd like to not screw it up right out of the box. First off, is removing the software coming with the drive and simply using it without it a smart decision? If so, how would I go about doing that? Second, once that happens, I would like to move my ITunes library (around 60 GB) to the external hard drive exclusively, even if it means having to have it connected to listen to anything. With the smaller SSD I just would like to not have to worry about space being taken up by my library. I have all of my media on my family's iMac desktop right now and am wondering if I could transfer all of it to the external drive before my Macbook Pro arrives and then just move the ITunes Media folder to the external drive once it does arrive and not have to worry about moving them from the desktop to the laptop to the external drive and copying all of those files multiple times. Would this be smart to do or even possible? I guess I should also ask if formatting the drive on my desktop would be okay to do before I receive my Macbook Pro, or if I should wait to format it with my MacBook. Also, in someone's experience, is it smarter to utilize the Mac only or Mac+PC interface? I more than likely wont need to use it with a PC, but is it still smart to use this in case? Would I still be able to use Time Machine? On that subject, would I be able to use Time Machine and back everything up on my laptop AND use it to store my ITunes media where it would be readily available? Those are all the questions that come to mind. I know some people here really know what they're talking about and being a first time user of a peripheral like this, I really need some help. Any answers would be greatly appreciated and if I need to elaborate or clarify, just ask! Thank you!