to get a new one. Here is my story. I'm the angry owner of an 24" aluminum iMac which is barely 2 months old. Within the 1st month my iMac was taking on average 17 minutes to get to the desktop from a cold boot or from a restart. I called up Apple tech support and explained my problem. We done several diagnostic tests and it was concluded that my hard drive was bad. What the hell?! On a 1 month old computer? Ok so I took it to the Apple store where I purchased it from for repairs. They techs called me and explained that they will replace my hard drive with a new one. They also stated that they will try to transfer all my data from the bad hard drive to the new one. Well the process was unsuccessful so they suggested if I buy Disk Warrior ($100.00) I can probably save all my data. I thought to myself yeah right, just a way for me to spend money. I agreed and of course they were able to transfer the data on the new hard drive. I bring iMac home happy as I can be. I start to experience random crashing and suddenly it is now taking 5 to 6 minutes to reboot. What the hell?!?! Again I am pissed!! So today my iMac crashed and it will not boot to the desktop. It just shuts down and I given up. So I called the Apple store demanding to speak to a manager and I explained my problem to him. So as of now I'm out of $100.00 bucks for a software that I bought and I didn't help me and I'm staring at a broken iMac mad as hell. He suggested that I come in and they will exchange my iMac for a new one. Hopefully this time I won't get a dud. Ending this I have a question. I have an external hard drive connected to my iMac for time machine. If I connect the external hard drive to my new iMac will I be able to retrieve some files off the hard drive and add it to my new iMac?