Thanks to a RAM meltdown on my old 2006 Mac Pro, I just purchased a nMP that will be shipped in a few weeks. Aside from ruining the RAM risers it also ruined my startup disk but thankfully not the drive that has my Time Machine backups (or my other drives). So is it possible to restore my startup drive from my TM disk onto my new MP when setting it up or do I have to restore my dead drive to a separate new one first using TM (I have an empty hard disk in an external enclosure large enough to take all the data) and then copy that drive over through migration assistant when setting up my new machine? (hope that makes sense) I would need to find a way to put an OS on the empty external drive first (have no idea where my startup CD is and its ancient anyway) before copying over the data from TM so would really prefer to restore the drive right onto the nMP when going through setup. As an aside, does the fact that my old drive was using Lion (10.7.5) screw up the migration process since the nMP comes with Mavericks?