I am awaiting the delivery of my new Mac Pro Octo w/ 8800GT (first-time Mac user). I ordered a Samsung Spinpoint 750GB hard drive and am seeking some advice as to the most optimal way to configure my hard drives and any partitions. I believe I will need 3 partitions: * Leopard OS (HFS+) * Win XP Pro - not using it frequently (FAT32/NTFS?) * File storage, esp. videos which I need to edit (HFS+) From what I have gathered in reading the forums, I'm assuming the best method would be: 1. Spinpoint 750GB [600 GB - HFS+] -Leopard OS -Storage of all media & personal files [150 GB - FAT32] Win XP Pro (using via Boot Camp and/or Fusion) 2. Apple HD (stock) - 320GB - HFS+ -Non-critical file storage -Videos to be edited (assuming it is better to be on a separate physical HD) 3. WD My Book (ext. HD) - 320GB - HFS+ -Time Machine Also, some questions I have: 1. Would I just slide in the new 750GB hard drive and use the recovery cd, or is there a tool to copy the contents of the stock HD over to the new one (after partitioning/formatting)? 2. Would it be better to use FAT32 or NTFS on my Win XP partition? (I don't believe I'll be needing to access files when using Leopard, and I wouldn't have files over 4GB) 3. If I do end up using Win XP via Fusion, will it be significantly slower since it is on the same physical HD? 4. Is there any compelling reason why I should purchase Parallels over Fusion? Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated!!