ok,, with my new internet connection i have thought of a new question. i am using my laptop as the primary computer for itunes. the drive on my 30gb ipod is as big as the laptops drive. so, i don't store my library on the laptop, i backup to a ex. hard drive. once i update the ipod with music, i clear the library. am i making a mistake by doing it this way? i though about this because i can't burn a cd from ipod, only library. i am very new to this and really appriciate any advice i get!! thanks!