I could use some help deciding between external hard drive solutions. I've been looking for something that will let me back up the files on my PC so that I can use them on my MBP, and want decent speed to do so. I've settled on firewire800 and 500Gb, but there's two solutions I've found so far. 1. My Book Pro ($175 on Amazon) - Good package, would let me use fw800 on MBP while transferring files off my PC w/ fw400. Also cheap. 2. Icy Dock + Samsung T series ($99 + $119 on NewEgg) - Smaller, quieter, but only fw800 and USB. I'd probably connect the HD via SATA to my PC to transfer initially, and then put it in the enclosure to use with my MBP as data backup and scratch disk. More expensive, but possibly better quality (less prone to failure). So is it worth it to spend the extra, or will a MyBook Pro do the job? Related question: How is it running programs off an external HD? I'm interested in using a partition to install Windows programs to run in Bootcamp due to limited space on my laptop HD, but I don't know if that's possible over firewire.