keep in mind, to maximize the speed of the SSD's too you'll need a solid ESATA solution. with the amount of gigabytes moving nowadays, especially with the higher redcodes, higher bandwidth systems and storage will be needed more than ever now. in my book fw 800 is dead to me, it feels increasingly slower every time I have to use it compared to esata. and a macbook pro even with a 2 port esata card you are limited essentially to offloading to 1 drive, and the second drive on a fw 800 and that's just no good either.Lots of things to consider, lot of options. I have playing in my head multiple solutions right now, but until these actually hit the streets it's hard to say what will be the fastest solutions.