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MacBook Pro :: Configuring External LaCie HD Set-Up?

I have just acquired a MacBook Pro (and external Apple 23" Cinema Display), that I will be using to replace my (sad to say) older eMac. I have also acquired a new LaCie 1TB Quadra HD for my external HD source.

I am interested in ideas for the best set-up of the LaCie drive. I will be completely erasing
the MacBook Pro internal drive and reinstalling the latest OSX (Snow Leopard) ... however I would
still like to hang onto my eMac OS10.4.11 while I am in this "transitionary stage". I have tons
of apps including Adobe CS4, Video Editing, Audio editing, and many productivity applications that
will take some time to replace under the new Snow Leopard.

What is the most efficient method of setting up the external LaCie? Would it be best to partition
the LaCie and keep a "copy" of my entire eMac HD on it, so I can boot from OS10.4.11 when I
absolutely need to? Also, is there any need to keep another partition for any Windows use under
Snow Leopard?

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