I connect my presonus firepod to my powerbook via firewire, of course. The way my desk is setup though, it's a bit of an inconvenience with the firewire cord only being about 3 feet long. Just wondering, if i went up to an 8 foot or so firewire cable, will i experience any negative side effects? Note that i also run my 500gb external hard drive daisy-chained with the firepod, and that most of my sessions are run off the external. I know it can sometimes be recommended to transfer the sessions onto the computer's hard drive to work on them, but i haven't had any troubles in the past running things as i have. so.....what of a longer firewire cord?