I followed your wisdom and referenced my masters seeing as I'm working on a laptop now. Makes good sense. Here's what I've done so far, then the question at hand:
#1 - I got the seagate go drive. Nice 1TB unit, needs no powercord, FW800 is ok, got every master on there. Not a bad deal overall
#2 - being a redundancy FREAK, I have to back up in multiple locations. I just have to. I can't sleep if I don't. I fear losing data.
#3 - So I get the little nifty expansion/34 eSata card from OWC to speed things up. I'm waiting on the adapter to arrive to adapt the go drive from 800 to esata
#4 - in the meantime, I take one of my 2TB hard drives, slip it into a external shell that has an eSata connector.
#5 - boom: TM does its thing quickly, so happy
#6 - genius idea hits (read: sarcasm) - I take a direct copy of the seagate go drive and copy over to the eSata 2TB external unit, thinking that this not only gives me a backup/redundancy fix, but also I can then go ahead and utilize the speed of eSata NOW while waiting for the adapters to arrive from OWC.
#7 - Now I'm learning about relocating referenced files. They are showing as disconnected seeing as the seagate isn't mounted.
#8 - I'm trying to make aperture reconnect with the full copy I copied over to the eSata 2TB external unit. I can see it all in the relocating the referenced file screen, but don't seem to be having any luck making the final connection.
Now the question:
What am I doing wrong?
Am I only able to reconnect with the original drive only plus nothing?
Or can I make exact copies of the original (same name, etc) and then force somehow aperture to see and reconnect with the masters in the new location?
So far, I can't seem to make the reconnection with the exact copy in the new external eSata drive.