Hey all, new here. I'm always googling things about my mac and the majority of helpful information I find is here on Mac Rumors so I thought I would join. I've been a videographer in Baltimore for 13 years now and I'm sure you all know how the technology has exponentially changed over the past years. I started with PC and Adobe Premiere and Avid and worked my way into the Mac world with Final Cut Pro and have been using it for a long time now. I've been through a few desktops and laptops but have come to enjoy the ability to travel with my work so I opted for a mid 2009 Mac Book Pro back when they came out. They have Firewire 800 capabilities and 3 usb ports. So i've been utilizing the 800 port for external drives when I edit (particularly firewire 800 drives with 7200 rpms.) The last two drives I purchased were TWO 2 TB External Seagate GoFlex Hard Drives. They worked well for a year or two until one of the "detatchable thunderbolt power supply adaptors" failed (The Drive itself is ok, I can switch out the other power supply and use the drive just fine). Unfortunately, Seagate no longer sells those power supplies. So what I need to do is find either a 4TB drive to dump both of these 2TB drives onto before the other Seagate fails, or get two more 2 TB drives and do the same. This is where my question finally comes into play . I know that USB 3.0 is far superior to Firewire 800, but does my Mid 2009 support USB 3.0? Should I just try to find some other Firewire externals that are more reliable? Do I need to invest in a superior laptop? Basically, I need some new Hard Drives. I've looked into network drives like NAS drives that do RAID but it's not in my budget at the moment. The TWO 2 TB hard drives contain duplicates of all my files so that I could safeguard myself from exactly what happened, all of my work is on those drives, so I wanna get some better drives now. Sorry for the long post, I've just been out of the loop for a while as to what is better than what I have, especially since I have a mid 2009. Thank you!