Apologies if this is a commonly asked question... I need a quick, portable, external storage method (without breaking the bank); I'm considering the 'Iomega 500GB/1TB eGo Mac II Portable Hard Drive' http://store.apple.com/uk/product/H7766ZM/A/iomega-1tb-ego-mac-ii-portable-hard-drive 7200 drive connected via Firewire 800. However, would an hard drive enclosure, with an SSD inside, connected via Firewire 800 be faster? I'd assume so, however i know very little about 'Sata' connections and weather they would throttle the transfer speed at all. Also, for speed, should I be looking at Sata III? or is eSata faster. Sorry for my complete ignorance in these matters. Finally, with regards to enclosures, if anyone could link and recommended any devices it would be much appreciated (along with any thunderbolt enclosures, available in the UK, that have passed me by). Thanks for reading, thanks in advance for any replies.