I have a 17' mid 2010 with a 500gig SSD drive I like and it is getting full. I use a 1 gig backup on Airport and its full. I am a photographer so I have a lot of files and videos. My problem is I sit in my kitchen most of the time to work and I am trying not to fill up my counter with a bunch of external stuff. I have a Mstand to get my laptop off the counter up higher to avoid leaning and neck problems, with a 500 gig small TM drive inside it out of the way. No problem there. My only hi speed output is firewire 800 and I have a 500 gig WD desktop drive I can use to take all my recent working files for the year and work on that but then I have an extra drive and wires sitting on my counter. I only have 1 outlet too, so I don't want my wife pulling the plug on the HD and then I need one for my laptop, I could put a strip there I guess but again messy. I was looking at a Lacie 2 gig mobil HD with 3 inputs, usb 3, Firewire 800, Esat. I was thinking of using that and splitting it with my TM drive and file storage to save on my Laptop drive space. Then getting another 2-3 gig backup on my airport system I basically like to have 2 backups until my jobs are filled for my clients so I don't need anything elaborate.