I will likely end my .Mac subscription soon. I have used "Backup" to backup my digital photo collection onto DVD but I've heard it will not restore unless I have an active .Mac subscription. I have also downlaoded my photos onto my iPod with Video. I had presumed that this would serve as an effective backup in case of a hard disk failure. But I seem to recall reading someplace that this might not be true. In the case of a complete failure where I had to reformat my hard drive, if I connected my iPod and launched iTunes would it sync the photos and music back to my iMac? Thanks.