Just bought G-Tech's portable G RAID mini for video editing on Final Cut Pro. I can set it up as RAID 1 with the 2 500GB 7200rpm HDDs or stripe them in RAID 1 for 1 TB. I will using FireWire 800. Would striping/RAID 1 them be of any speed benefit when I am using FireWire 800? Would FireWire 800 be too much of a bottleneck to notice any benefit of RAID 1? If no benefit or of limited benefit, I would set it up as RAID 0 instead. I was also thinking of getting an eSATA card for my MP to speed things, but I'll be taking this portable external here and there to edit, and almost everybody I know doesn't have eSATA on their Macs. If you know of a good eSATA card to look into, please do tell. I read some eSATA cards don't work well.