Okay, I know this sounds idiotic but would it be possible to set up a boot camp partition on an external drive- I know that it would kinda defeat the purpose of boot camp, but how would I be able to install Windows on an external drive? Boot from a DVD and then click install to that destination- I know it's that simple with Mac OS X but I've never tried it with windows. And also is this a bad idea? Would it be sluggish to run Windows (Probably Windows 7) on an external- I mean I always hated the idea of partitioning my hard drive because my computer is already running slow (I still don't know why, I've ruled out hardware issues) but anyway, I was thinking of an external drive solution. And lastly, would USB 2 be too slow or am I better off shelling out (or not, just going back to regular partitioning) for a firewire 800 drive. Thanks for your help.