I'm editing with my iMac G4 in Final Cut 3 and have recently bought an external fire wire drive for capturing footage. I've set this external drive as my capture scratch and ever looks to be fine. However, when I go to batch capture some logged footage it drops frames within two seconds everytime. At first I thought it was the deck that I was using so I got another. Same thing happens. I then tried capturing to my iMac harddrive and it works fine. Can anyone shed some light as to why I get dropped frames while using the external fire wire? The drive is acomdata's E5 hard drive with 160GB, 7200 RPM with speed of 480 Mbps.