I was planning on getting a new iMac for college but I think I've decided to wait until the Intel Powerbooks come out to get a new mac. It looks like I'll be bringing my G4 iMac for the time being but I'm going to need more room as I only have 4 GB's left right now. I figure that an external HD would be smarter than a new internal one as I could use the external as long as it lasts and could use it to back up data and still have it when I get my Powerbook. I think I've narrowed my selection down to either this LaCie or this Maxtor. I'm open to another model if anyone has advice for a different one. I have a few questions before I order. First off, has anyone had any problems with either of these drives? Also, is it possible to hook 2 computers up to these drives simultaneously? For example, my roommate will have a Mac mini and I was wondering if we could share music libraries or our iPhoto library without having to unplug it from one computer and plug it into the other. If this is possible I'm leaning towards the LaCie because it has USB, Firewire 400 and Firewire 800. I also like the idea of having the Firewire 800 because it will "future proof" it, not that that is a big deal. Price isn't an issue right now either because on Amazon there is only a $15 difference between the two. Thanks in advance.