A few weekends ago, my friend brought over an external USB 2.0 drive to copy 700 gigs worth of data off my computer... And needless to say, that file copy took over a day to finish.... Yikes! With HD movies being 5-30 gigs each (depending on file format), it's easy to see why we need more bandwidth for copying data and backing up files. The Thunderbolt promises to help us out with this, by making things much speedier. However, in all reality, I think that Thunderbolt is a bit ahead of its time right now... Not even the fastest SSD drives on the market can take advantage of Thunderbolt. And with most people having external drives needing capacities in the 1-2TB range, there are no SSD drives that large yet, and even the largest ones cost thousands of dollars, compared with just $100 bucks for a 2TB USB 2.0 external drive. So, this is going to leave consumers hungry, and disappointed, as only the wealthiest high end users will be able to afford the high capacity SSD drives using Thunderbolt. Any one care to take a stab at what La Cie will charge for that 500 gig Little Big Disk SSD thunderbolt external drive?? Or even the 240 gig one? I noticed that La Cie also has a 1TB 7200RPM Little Big Disk Thunderbolt. But, will that 1TB 7200RPM drive actually be any faster then one hooked up to USB 2.0 since a 7200RPM drive can really only deliver 75-120MBPS performance?? These are the questions pondering my mind, and I'd love to see a healthy debate and discussion on this.