250Gb drive ordered… check.
2.5in SATA external enclosure ordered… check.
Torx set ordered… check.
Some time in the next week or two, all of the above will arrive and I’ll up upgrading the drive in the MacBook Pro from its current paltry 100Gb to 250Gb, which will mean that I can transfer all my music and video back from the Dell machine (currently running Windows Vista, as I needed iTunes support, yuck) back to the Mac. This means that the Mac can go back to being my primary media machine, and the Dell can go back to its intended purpose as my main Linux machine.
I’ll blog the process – I’m following the instructions which Macworld helpfully published a while ago – and hopefully the post will say “it all went fine” rather than “I managed to pour coffee inside the MacBook Pro and now it makes a nice ‘pfft’ sound”