In anticipation of (finally) upgrading to Leopard, I finally broke down and picked up a WD My Book Studio Edition 500GB (FW 400/800/eSATA/USB) to have as an external backup for my MBP. BestBuy has them for $230 in the store, and I had a $100 gift certificate so thought I'd pull the trigger. (Probably should have waited till Black Friday but there were only two left in the store near me, and that would have involved going to Best Buy on Black Friday ) Anyhoo, I had SuperDuper all downloaded and ready to use when I discovered a piece of software called "WD Anywhere Backup" all ready to install when I connected the drive to my MBP. It took a while to scan and process all the files, but the actual backup of about 34.5GB took between 30-40 minutes. Seemed pretty effortless, but was annoyed that it is a 30 day trial piece of software (haven't been able to find enough documentation on it to figure out if that's for the Premium version, and if it will just default to a Basic version after the trial is over, or if it becomes nonfunctional). My thought was to use this software to backup before I take the Leopard plunge. Then, if the Leopard upgrade goes smoothly and I don't need to access the backup, wipe the external drive and start using Time Machine from scratch (would also uninstall the WD Anywhere Backup software as well). But, if the WD Anywhere Backup is actually a decent piece of software, maybe it's worth keeping around do the "big backup" and have TM just do certain key files. I guess my questions are: 1. Is WD Anywhere Backup a reasonable alternative to SuperDuper? -- like I said, I haven't been able to find ANY reviews or helpful docs on the software, so I don't even know if it works with Leopard 2. Is the backup made with WD Anywhere Backup bootable like SuperDuper? 3. Was using WD Anywhere Backup a bad idea and should I have just used SuperDuper? 4. Can I wipe the external after a successful Leopard install and start using Time Machine, and if yes (drum roll --> stupid question, how would I do a clean wipe?) The drive is HFS formatted already, so that's not an issue. 5. Are there any caveats or pitfalls to what I plan on doing that I'm not anticipating? Thanks in advance.