I just bought a 1 TB external at Costco, the My Book Home edition for $299 and it's fantastic, nice and compact. However this one only has Firewire 400, esata and USB 2.0. Costco also has a 1 TB premium drive which is about $20 more but also has a Firewire 800 (and is about twice the thickness of the home edition, not too big of a deal though). Now I will be getting a MBP soon once Leopard is out, and I use it for video editing and a home computer (internet email dvds etc). I haven't gotten into HD video just yet but will probably do so in the near future. I want to make sure I'm ok in the future with my purchase, so I guess my question is, is Firewire 800 necessary for HD video editing? Or is the difference between the 2 pretty small?