So I'm about to graduate film school and I've been editing some videos I shot for clients here and there. All of it is shot on my Nikon D90s, which as I know of is not capable of being cut in FCP7 unless converted to Apple Intermediate Codec through MPEG Streamclip and doubles the size of the clips. Right now I'm cutting with FCP7 on a Black Macbook. 2.4GHz Intel Core Duo 2 and 2 GB 667 RAM. And I'm looking to purchase either purchase a Mac Pro or MBP. I used to own a MBP but it broke unexpectedly a month out of warranty, so getting another MBP makes me feel kind of bad considering the history I had with one. Honestly I can continue editing on my BlackMac if only I had more space. I'm getting more and more projects and am steadily running out of HD space. It only has firewire 400 so externals are kind of out of the question. I am looking towards a MacPro because I plan on editing for others as well as myself after college. I've worked with RED cameras and can see myself editing the footage if only I had the right specs on a computer. I'm not entirely sure the best way to store footage and edit from drives so I was hoping to get some advice from others, editors would be best but any help would be appreciated. Right now I have my eyes on, a 2.93 Quad-Core MacPro, 3GB of memory, 640 GB (probably will buy more HD and RAM from third party). I'm not too sure about graphics cards but I have one samsung external and am planning on buying a dell monitor eventually. I'm also not sure the best way on how to work with external hard drives. I'm looking at G-Drives. Something with eSata so I can eventually buy an eSata adapter card. G-Raid or just G-Drive? So any advice from video editors would be appreciated! Especially on storage management and working off drives. Thanks a lot!