Hello all! With the recent iPhone $100 rebate, I was thinking of getting something to better my productivity in my dorm I use the newest revision of the MBP (2.2 C2D, 4GB RAM, 120GB 5400rpm, etc) and currently have a chunky ol' Maxtor 200GB FW400/USB2.0 external hard drive. I was looking to get an AirPort Extreme at first to network this drive so I don't have to keep plugging it in and unplugging it (to save space, I keep the drive stored away until I need to get it out). Then, why not just get a portable external hard drive that's bus-powered? I love the design of the G-Drive Minis and them being bus-powered, it felt like the right choice... but then the problem of choice came up. What I want to do, ideally, is to partition the external (whichever one I buy) so that I have one for backups and storage (movies, music, software, crap, etc) and the other an actual Mac OS X bootable volume (or maybe just to partition the whole damn thing, but I just want the external to be bootable). The reason is I want to be able to install and run Adobe CS3 off of this drive via booting into it via either FW400 or FW800 from the Intel Mac Pros in the design computer lab (they only have Adobe CS2). I figure I would get the best performance with the FW800, but is it really that much faster than the FW400 drive? 5400rpm vs 7200rpm? Would the bottleneck be in the drive speed or the transfer speed? On a side note, is there a way to manage whole system + bootable volume backups? I essentially want to clone my MBP onto this external, and whatever changes I make to either one to be able to quickly and easily synchronize them. Any apps out there that can pull this off? Thanks a bunch!