Originally Posted by JupiterOne
No problems with Leopard. I did an upgrade from Tiger the first time. I just thought I'd do a clean install. I have everything backed up on a NAS and thought I could just copy documents that I need off of the old drive that will be in the enclosure.
Any thoughts as to why I wouldn't want to do an clean install. What would you suggest otherwise? This is the first time I've ever done this (first Mac) in case you haven't noticed.
-Like a new system. No crud floating around (prefs etc) from uninstalled apps etc.
-Means you have to reinstall all your apps etc, copy your docs and other files and reconfigure Mail, System Prefs, Networking, printers, etc.
Restore from TimeMachine backup (or other):
-Faster, easier. Just install the new drive, boot off of the DVD and restore from TM. Once done, you will be at the same condition you were in previously in terms of your apps, docs, files, settings etc.
Also, have you looked at this drive
? Yes, it is a WD, but the specs are good and the price is really good, depending on where you look (CanadaComputers just dropped it $30 today). Getting an enclosure for the other drive separately is pretty cheap.
Addition: hmm, maybe not a great drive for Macs
, regardless of the price...