I've been toying around with the idea of how to get the fastest possible external drive for a notebook. Since SATA is the only one with 10000rpm (short of going for SCSI drives), I wonder anybody tried getting a SATA drive connected to a notebook. If one gets a SATA to IDE converter/ adapter, we can connect a SATA drive to an external firewire casing. I haven't come across a direct SATA to firewire casing yet. Anybody has any ideas?