Hi folks, I am new to Logic Pro as well as new to Apple Mac computers and their operating system and want to make sure I am doing things right. So some helpful advice would be greatly appreciated. I started recording a song with 18+ tracks and have been saving it to my macbook pro hard drive in the Logic folder. I hit file save after each track is recorded. I recently got and attached a Glyph 250 external hard drive to the laptop via firewire 800. Here are my questions: 1. What is the best way to copy the files in the logic folder and put them onto the external hard drive and have them as a backup on the external hard drive? Or is there a way to save files to both drives while working on them in Logic realtime? 2. Is it recommended to record directly to the external hard drive or simply use it for backup? 3. I had a recent short song which was saved on my desktop and I clicked file; copy; and then pasted it into the external hard drive. When I went to pull the song up on logic it came right up and I was able to hit play and all was fine. But then the firestudio control console which was already open on my screen just froze in place with the rainbow wheel turning while the song was playing in logic which resulted in no audio out of my monitors. I had to force quit the firestudio application. This has only happened with files I copied or saved into the external hard drive. Hence why I am trying to get some thoughts on all of this and to find out what I may have done wrong to begin with. I appreciate any help you might be able to give me with these matters. Thanks.