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FW800 actually is 2x faster but by the time you get up to that speed, the rotational speed of the hard drive itself bogs down the results. That is why no 7200 RPM harddrive can saturate even a SATA 1.5 Bus.

I agree with Bob, FW400 is just fine, but there are many Multi Interface externals with both FW400 and FW800 and even some that include ESata.

I recently purchased a Iomega 1TB with USB2, FW400, FW800 and ESata. So no matter what the computer supports I am covered!

And for an external DVD drive, FW400 works great here. I own an external for some of my older Macs and it works great with Firewire.
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