Long story short, last week my MP caused two drives to fail - one of which was my bootup disk. I am getting my new MP today in the mail and am trying to figure out which method to use to restore my old drive and all my data. I have Time Machine set up on an external drive but the last time I updated was two weeks ago because of other issues with my system (that aren't important to this discussion). I also managed to clone my failing drive. I first tried to repair the disk using disk utility but got the message that it was beyond repair and I needed to save what data I could and format the disk. It took days because the disk would constantly eject while cloning or not mount at all but I finally managed to transfer over what data was left (which I think was all of it, judging by the size of the transfer). I formatted the disk and disk utility now says it is fine (which was surprising because the two other drives I had fail on me cannot even be mounted). So should I risk using the cloned disk to restore my system on the new MP or just use my two week old TM backup to do the job? Id hate to lose the data and other changes I made over the last two weeks but not at the cpst of installing an unstable copy. *As a side issue, how safe is it to use my reformatted disk? I would only be using it for a third backup of my media but before I erased it, it wouldn't even mount half the time and would freeze most of the time it did mount. Did erasing and formatting take care of the issues or will it always be unstable?