Hello Everyone, I know that many of you, like me, are anxiously awaiting iOS 4.2 for iPad. This article by The Mac Observer lays out the steps to consider performing while you wait, and even helps you think about if you should and what you'll get by upgrading. If you're jailbroken, consult the iPad Hacking subforum, I really have no experience, nor intention of doing this. So let me add my own tricks to speeding up backups: 1) Clean out all apps that store anything (Wired magazine app, GoodReader, VLC, ReaddleDocs etc.) Make sure you make a copy on your hard drive of any data you really need! With in-app purchases, you should be able to download he content again. Check with the app devs to be sure! As a rule, I keep everything in GoodReader so I use the GoodReaderUSB utility to convenienty, temporarily copy everything to a folder on my desktop called "iOS 3.sux Backup." Ok, just kidding about that last part 2) It is still going to take a long time probably, so do it before bed tonight. Lets hope that the rumors are true and tomorrow is upgrade day!