I will BOLD the last part since I keep adding to this page. The bold lines are where my current questions are. I just got my 750 GB WD mybook home edition HD. how do I format it to work with my mbp? edit: do i just follow the instructions they provided? im not sure if that is for formating or not. I am using firewire. it shows 4 steps: 1) click on the drive on my home screen 2) click on WD Mac tools 3) clck on buttonmanager.dmg 4) click on we anywhere back up.dmg edit 2: i dont have step 3. when i click on wd mac tools it only have 2 items, one of which is number 4. edit 3: i think ive got it working. i installed WD anywhere backup and now i am hopefully going to be transferring my music and movies to the HD. i figured id start with that. any tips? this is my first external HD. ok now it says that in 30 days I will have to buy the WD anywhere backup application. is there a way that I can just move files directly over to the HD and also save directly to the HD?