Any thoughts on this topic? My scenario is this: Lets say you buy a nice Mac Book pro or PC equivalent, they usually have one drive and usually at 5400rpm, even if you were to replace the drive with a 7200 rpm it is still the system drive so logically you need a 2nd drive. However, a second drive implies it is a usb2/firewire 400/800 which will not compete with the transfer rates of ide/sata.....Is there a solution or what is the best compromise?

Thanks in advance for any comments!