okay the pro has been at the house for about 1 month. first off as a side issue I should be able to get iLife 2011 for $6.99. Not a big deal. Just wanted that off my chest. I am having 2 problems. The usb2 jacks front and back are not playing nice with my EDIROL USB AUDIO INTERFACE UA-1EX. I needed more USB jacks so I purchased a PCIe card from owc http://eshop.macsales.com/item/Sonnet Technology/USB2E/ it works fine. now if I reboot I still lose the audio but If I go to preferences sound option and pick the EDIROL all is fine. when the EDIROL was using any of the 5 MP usb2 jacks/ports after reboot the machine would not play at all and instead of going to sound preferences and picking the EDIROL for output. I needed to unplug and then plug the usb2 cord back in. Since the 5 ports seem to work with my other gear and I need 7 ports I was going to buy a pcie card. So I rate this as a minor annoyance. MY FW800 issue is different Every fw800 drive and piece of gear I have works and is picked up. They just do fw400 speeds or fw800 speeds without any rhyme or reason. I don't want to buy another pcie card. I added 2 pcie cards one for the USB2 and one for esata. I have just 1 pcie slot left. Has anyone had this fw800 problem? I would like a fix if anyone has one. I hooked my owc qx2 up to the fw800 cord. it has a clone of my 6tb osx software raid. it is bootable and it is mounting at fw400 speed. this is not a killer for me but it is annoying.