Hi All- First post on the forum, but have been a reader for a while now. Just bought the mac pro yesterday with the following specs: 1 2.8GHz quad core, 2 GB Ram, ATI 2600XT Graphics, and a 320GB hard drive. I am extremely excited since I already have a MacBook pro and am anxious to go all-mac. I am coming from a Windows XP machine which has served me well (Dual-core Athlon 64 with 2 GB ram), but I decided it's time to migrate over to the Mac. I have a couple of questions based on some specific requirements I have that I'm hoping I can get some advice on. I should preface this by saying that I am pretty well-versed in IT, so technical descriptions/explanations are not beyond my understanding. 1) How would you go about porting over things from the PC to the Mac like favorites, your iTunes library, stuff like that. If I had to manual entry the favorites, I don't care. But what I don't want to lose in Itunes are my playlists. Does anyone know if I sync the iPod with the new machine will it reset it or will it just sync up Itunes with what's on the iPod? 2) I have approximately 500GB worth of personal data/media. Being an amateur photographer & videographer, this is mostly media that I have generated and is extremely important to me. I have a pretty good DR setup in place at the moment with my PC: 4 internal 500GB SATA drives in RAID 0+1 to make a 1TB array. That array is backed up to 3 external drives: 1 1TB and 2 750's. I also have an off-site external 750GB for redundancy. Currently I am running BounceBack pro (came with one of the external drives) to do incremental backups from the internal source to my external backups. Is there an equivalent for the Mac that is free? I am looking to be able to sync my external backups with the internal source data with some sort of scheduling program if possible so that I don't have to manually kick it off. 3) Operating system drives. In my PC, I have 2 WD Raptor 10K rpm drives that are mirrored and running windows. I would really like to utilize these two drives to run my MacOS (I would take out the 320 that came with it and just go from the recovery DVD) since they are both fast and reliable. I would also mirror these. The problem here is that using 2 of the 4 slots on the 74GB leaves me with only 2 slots for my 500's of which I have 4. Now I care less about the redundancy internally since I can backup to external drives, so I can stripe 2 500's to make 1TB internally. But is this how you would do it given my current setup and my requirements? Very curious on how you would do the storage architecture. 4) I have a PCI-E Highpoint 23XX RAID card in my PC running that 1TB array for my data. Is there any place or any way I could use this card and set up these 4 drives in addition to using 2 of the slots for my OS drives? Has anyone else done something like this with a setup using more than 4 internal drives? Sorry for the long thread and thanks for any input you guys can give me. I am very excited to begin my "conversion", but I want to plan it the right way so that I have little to worry about with the safety of my data.