Hello Oh y'see now I'm panicking. What is it about buying a new computer that makes one panic - Do I have enough RAM? Did I get the right screen? Should I have gotten a bigger macbook pro? It never ends! And now I'm wondering if I shouldhave bought the 160GB hard drive as an added option. I have the basic 2.16 120GB macbook pro. I don't have a lot of files as yet but I have had a 60BG ipod for 18 months. There was 30GB worth of songs encoded in apple lossless on it that i was using with a PC but now that I have my own mac I reformatted the ipod and converted all my songs to AAC VBR at 192kbps so now it's just 10GB. Am I making sense here? Anyway, my question is - what are the logistics of saving itunes to an external hard drive? If I want to save photos and songs and so on would I have been more sensible going for the 160GB hard drive? Apple said that as the upgrade is £70 and I could get an external hard drive that would have capacity of around 160GB and above for just £100 I would be better off just sticking with the basic configuration as it would mean my songs were backed up if saved to an external hard drive as well, which they felt would be better for me. However, with just a few photos and my ipod I have only 89GB left on my macbook pro. That might fill up pretty quick? I have no idea... So are the logistics of external hard drives a pain? And would I have been better to just try to keep everything on my laptop? Anyone got any thoughts? Thanks J What are people's opinions?