I went out to a few local electronics shops in my city to try and find an External HD that supports Firewire, do they even make them? Because all I could find was USB 2.0 and 1.1 HDs. I live in Japan by the way. I'd like to buy a FW External HD for editing my HDV footage. Can I just buy a USB HD and then use some extra peripheral to connect an FW cable? I'm pretty confused with all of this and considering that I think they have a different name for Firewire in Japan it just adds to make things even more confusing. Another concern I have, of course I attach my HandyCam to my MacBook via FW (there is only one FW port on my Macbook)...so, how exactly would I be able to attach both a FW External HD and my HandyCam to my MacBook at the same time? Are there FW splitters or something like that? For anyone who decides to help me, may I ask you to please post images or at least links to images of the cables, ports or devices that you tell me about? Telling me just what things are called in English probably won't be too helpful for me. Sorry to be such a nuissance, any help is much apprciated.