My PowerBook has been with me pretty much every day since I got it back in Oct. 2003 (its a first generation aluminum 15"). Now its hard drive has gotten flakey and I'm losing confidence in it very quickly. So the question now is what to do to next. The way I look at it there are three choices: - Buy a new hard drive and replace the bad one myself ($140), then hope for the best - Buy a reburb 12" PowerBook ($1200) and wait a year or so for a better MacBook Pro - Buy a brand new 15" MacBook Pro now ($2400) and close my eyes to any upgrades right around the corner I just got more RAM for my PB a few months ago, so the idea of sinking more money into it (option 1) is frustrating at best. Option 2 I like best, since I get to keep all my PPC apps running at full speed, I get to reuse some of my newly purchased RAM, and I don't have to worry about Rosetta messing with MS Office or Adobe CS2/Studio. Option 3 seems the most reasonable, since I'll get newer technology and be ready to run CS3/Office08 at native speeds by the end of summer. The problem is I'll have to make it that long and I can't afford even a few days of downtime. So any advice you might have would be greatly appreciated. The worst part is, my PowerBook hasn't died completely yet (its just acting stranger and stranger, slower and slower). I've backed up everything, so I'm ready to move on whatever option I pick. Hopefully I'll have this all sorted out by next week or so. I don't want it to drag on any longer since its giving me a massive headache.