So, i was looking for an 2.5" external harddrive for my late 2008 uMBP. I was thinking of buying a firewire drive, as it's faster and i only have 2 usb ports. This is btw the first time i'm buying a firewire product, so spare me a litte My Macbook only has a Firewire 800 port. All the hard drives i seem to find have Firewire 400 ports. I don't really think i'm gonna buy a harddrive with a read/write speed higher then 40 MB/s, so i don't really need firewire 800, right? Problem is that my macbook only has a firewire 800, and unlike usb 1.1 and 2.0, it's a different kind of port (according to wikipedia). Do i need a special cable to convert firewire 400 to 800? And one small question; when using a 2.5" usb hard drive, i had to plug in 2 usb plugs to get sufficient power. What's the situation with firewire? Thanks!