A couple weeks ago the system drive on my new Mac Pro took a dive. It started out with a few system extension errors, then it couldn’t read or play DVDs, then it started making a pretty irregular noise.

Then, it froze. Boom, system down.

So I had to get a new drive and install the OS and all the apps. This took a day and a half. Which brings me to a quick tip. I used to say CLONE your drive if you ever updated your system or version of the applications. Well, now I think that cloning your working system drive and saving that is a good thing. So now that I have my system back up, I have a clone of the OS on a shelf…just in case.