If anyone cares to chime in, I would appreciate any guidance. I will be getting a mac pro via Apple Care. I'm use to the older G5 model, but I'm not sure if there is anything I should be aware of with the new model. I usually partition my system hard drive and store some files in one of the partitions and my programs/os on the other partition. Is it still ok to do this? Also, does it defeat the purpose. I take it if the hard drive goes bad it doesn't matter how many partitions I have because I will lose everything anyways? I will have a second hard drive. I just dont see myself using all 250gb of the system drive for programs and the OS. I will also have two superdrives. I read a thread last night which implied the drives apple ships aren't good? Should I replace it, is it that slow? Also, not sure if anyone is familiar with pro tools, but if so would appreciate if I need to be aware of any unusual bugs or whatever. The only thing I've heard is the digi 002 doesn't work on the front firewire bus only the one located on the back of the mac pro. The power mac was the complete opposite. Thanks in advance.