Originally Posted by email@example.com
I can't find my Leopard disks anywhere (I've moved twice recently... they're probably somewhere); if I use SuperDuper, do I need any of these disks during the entire process?
No you don't need the discs during a clone, it just copies directly between drives.
I'm using an external USB hard drive to back up my old hard drive. Is USB okay? I'm sure it will be slower than a Firewire hard drive, but will it work, albeit slowly?
USB will be fine. FireWire does have higher sustained transfer and this is one of those cases you should see a performance difference but mainly if you have a lot of stuff. It's about 1 minute per GB for FW400. Add 30% for USB2.
Cloning goes slow at some points as it takes longer to backup small files. It normally speeds up during the procedure.