Hey Never had a Mac and currently waiting for a new MBP! Meanwhile i'd like to know what to do with Time Machine, when i get it. Think the concept of Time Machine is brilliant - nothing like the annoying self-selecting of files to backup on a PC. Anyways, since i don't like the 18 months issue with the Time Capsule i think i should just get an external hd - probably an Iomega 500GB with FW800! Will only be using that drive for Time Machine as i have another one for extra storage. How will this work out? Do i just plug in the FW cable whenever i'm at home and Time Machine just automatically (after setting it up the first time ofc) starts backing up - and continues to do so in it's intervals until i unplug it at some time to take the laptop with me somewhere else? Will this work out fine? Of course i won't get / have as many "new backups" on the drive, but would that matter much? Also can i just plug out the FW cable whenever i want and have Time Machine figure out itself to stop backing up? Would be a bit annoying if you'd have to sit around for a bit, waiting for Time Machine to finish the current backing up, everytime you wanna go somewhere! Hope you can help me out here!