Macbook - intel Core 2 Duo, 3GB RAM. So, I super duped my HDD to an external and swapped it with e my internal, effectively replacing my HDD with a new one, but with all the same data... Now when I boot, it seems to take a long tieme to get to the login panel, after that, its really fast. I wonder if the machine is looking for the old drive, then timing out and then using the new drive, once that is done, its nice and fast - 7200 RPM ! I looked at Console.app and there is an error message, but it doesn't look like anything major. I will post it shortly, but any thoughts off the top of your collective head?