I like to reformat every 4-6 months, timing this to when my system starts to overall slow down. But each time I reformat, I run into a mammoth task: backing up 80+ gb of music, movies, photos, text, ect. I'm also burdened with a single IBM 180GXP 180gb hard drive, meaning I can't put things on a second one. My only options are to put things on my iPod, then on another 20gb hard drive in a different computer, then put more things on my iPod, then burn CDs and DVDs. The trouble is, a 4x DVD burner moves verrry slow, just like the iPod's Firewire. My reformats generally end up taking multiple days if I'm out of DVDs, and at least a full 8 hours of work if everything is going well. Then add reformatting a 180 gb HD, reinstalling windows, then unloading all my backups, then reinstalling all apps... you get the picture. So, reformatting gurus: What are my options to speed up this task, or at the very least make it more convenient? Spare no suggestions.