Hi, I just got a new 160gig seagate for my MB. As I was instructed to do in an earlier thread, I tried to use Disc utility to restore to an external FW drive, then swap them out, and restore back. As this was clearly going to take forever and a day, I just let it go overnight, but the next morning it had stopped and I had an error message. Would it work if I just manually copied everything off of the HD into a folder on the external and than set that as the boot drive? or does it have to be done through disc utility? There's plenty of room on the external, so I know that's not the problem.... Thanks for any info.