So.. Good news, dad got me a 640gb WD 3.5" External HDD for all my photos. I'm currently transferring all 380+gb of images from all over my 3 harddrives (or 2 workable harddrives, just found out that my 2.5" ext hdd was spoilt)
Bad news-- I don't know how I should import almost 400GB of images into LR2.
First question is.. how do I tell Lightroom to completely forget about 3 of my harddrives? I create a new catalog?
Second question is.. How should I catalog my 380+gb (and increasing) photographs? Dump all into one catalog? Or should I catalog monthly (12.2008 / 01.2009)?
Third.. if I am to get a laptop and install LR2 into that, am I able to sync my photographs? I mean like.. have the laptop LR2 detect the new harddrive and all the catalogs inside? Then when I go out and shoot tethered to the laptop, and I'm done for the day, can I come back and dump the photographs into the 640GB harddrive, and have my desktop LR2 automatically detect the change?