Hi. A quick question if i may. I am a Techie at a local school, and we do basic video editing in Final Cut Express. All our students have external Hard Drives, and so far we've been ok because we purchased enough AC adaptors to go on every mac (over 100 of them) and so there was no trouble tying the plugs to the machines so they don't get lost or stolen, and every student can go on any machine with no troubles. Now though we're getting higher student numbers, and unfortunately that Hard Drive model isn't made anymore, and it uses a rather obscure plug so i can't buy a Hard Drive case that uses the same plug. It would be a nightmare having to buy over 100 plugs again for whatever Hard Drive we would purchase, it would clog up the desks big time. and there's no way we'd let students plug in their own Hard Drives, we learnt that the hard way last year when we lost 30 hard drives a term through power surge! One of the options i've come across if bus powered Firewire Hard Drives which Formac sell. These look very tempting, and would suit us quite nicely. Just wondered if anyone had any opinions on them, would they be ok for basic video editing? I'm guessing they'd work at the same speed as a laptop Hard Drive. The odd bit of Photoshop work might be saved on them too. Since they're Firewire and not USB i'm guessing there'd be no lag on video capturing either. Any thoughts?