Jono Young wrote: > Firewire 400 is nearly as fast as USB 2.0, but if speed is your concern, > take a look into Firewire 800, which blows the socks off of anything USB. > I'm not sure if PCs even have Firewire 800 capabilities yet, but I am pretty > sure you can get a 3rd party card and install it yourself. If you're using > a Mac, Firewire 800 is now standard on most models. One problem is that you > will need a fast PC/Mac to keep up with the transfer rates and avoid bottle > necking. Also, the combo USB/Firewire drives are the best of both worlds. http://www.go-l.com/desktops/machl38/specs/index.htm Firewire 800 ..plus other goodies (solid state primary hard disk, overclocked bios, etc.) oh, and they have rather cool monitors.