howdy. the stock 80GB drive in my Core Duo mini filled up the first day i got the machine. i've had to offload my iTunes library and a bunch of other stuff onto external drives to free up space. i'm considering using my 200GB external Maxtor Firewire drive as the main system drive to simplify and give me some more breathing room. and before you suggest it, i can't simply use the external as storage. 90% of my files that are demanding all this space are audio and sample libraries that must reside in specific locations on the main drive or in my library. aliases and/or sylinks are not sufficient either. so anyway, i'm wondering what to expect performance wise from an external 7200RPM firewire drive compared to an internal 5400RPM SATA drive. i know the I/O of SATA is faster than firewire, 1.5GB/sec compared to 400MB/sec, but would the slower 5400RPM speed bring it down to an even playing field? i'd much rather just throw a 7200RPM 2.5" SATA into the mini but the biggest one available is 100GB so that doesn't really help me very much. i know people with PPC minis can benefit greatly from booting from an external fast HD but do you think i'd actually see a performance hit going from the internal SATA to external firewire? thanks for any help.