I need to buy an external portable HD for a MacBook Pro laptop and definitely need firewire capability. We have used a Western Digital Passport and it seems to be good but only using the USB 2.0. Recent research has shown there are problems with it's firewire cables and/or firmware causing the Macs to freeze. That would be a problem because I need this drive for operational use and not as a mere backup. I am also considering a Iomega eGo Mac Edition 500GB/1TB which seems to be very highly thought of (especially with it's Firewire 400/800 capabilities) except for a few reported issues with it getting too hot and causing the plastic cover to separate from the frame.
Has anyone had any experience with current WD Passports (especially with firewire) or the Iomega eGo? Anyone have any experience with any of the other portable external harddrives for Mac that have firewire?
Thanks for any info.