Originally Posted by Kakaze
Firewire is great for external drives.
BUT NOT IN WINDOWS!!!!!
I don't know the specifics of it, but after buying an external enclosure and slapping a new 320gb hd in it, I had problems with firewire. Got about 100gb on it then became corrupted and the file system dissapeared. I read that windows treats firewire as a 'network' device and firewalls it. Needless to say, I don't touch the firewire plug on the external enclosure anymore. I can attest that it WAS faster, however. While it worked, that is.
EDIT: Luckily, i hadn't deleted everything off my computer yet. I lost some stuff, i was pissed about, but not the whole 100gb. Happened to me twice before i figured out what it was. :/