Originally Posted by Crunch
In your lame comment, you mean to imply that FW800 are speedier than USB 2 drives in any truly meaningful way? Hardly.
No, I don't. It is, however.
Originally Posted by vandil
Firewire port: for people with PowerMac G4/G5 era equipment and hardware from Apple and third parties like LaCie.
No one makes Firewire devices any more. They should replace the Firewire 800 jack with an additional USB port and allow third party companies to make a thunderbolt-connected hub with Firewire ports (heck, even throw in a Firewire 400 port in the hub for the real technical dinosaur equipment).
Come on, Apple, move on to USB 3.0.
To this and the quote before: there's mor eto FW than drives. Have you any idea about the amount of (professional) video and audio hardware that is out there that connects to Macs through FireWire? None of those users will upgrade their machines if there are no FireWire ports, or at least reasonable options to connect FireWire devices to Thunderbolt. Thunderbolt holds huge promise in this field, but so far, it is slow to gain traction. So FireWire is here to stay for another year or so.
Originally Posted by Tallest Skil
What about this one? Thoughts?
Delicious. Now make me a 17" model, Apple!