It took hardly any time yesterday at lunch at all to put in another 160GB hard drive in my Macbook and format it from a host Mac over Firewire.
Maybe it took longer than I thought, as I was playing with the new operating system release on a big iMac.
Tonight I’ll install Leopard OS-X 10.5 and see if the .Mac backup really works.
Then it will be “reinstall-time” for all my specialized applications, Amateur Radio and otherwise.
I’m kicking myself that I didn’t occassioally pull a disk image onto one of the varied external hard drives I have about. While in the Apple shop I noticed that 1TB drives are sub-$400 now! I have one Terrabyte External Drive (iomega highspeed 7200rpm version) in my office next to me that ran less than $240 delivered.
Sourced a G-5 dual processor tower which may become the shack computer.