i'm going to be using a presonus firepod with a laptop, 1400 MHz processor, 260,000 KB RAM, and i'll be working with the version of cubase that comes standard with the firepod. the laptop only has one firewire port (which the firepod will be connected to), the firepod has two, one of which will obviously go to the computer. a few questions: can the other firewire port on the firepod go to an external firewire hard drive (or perhaps another computer with firewire ports)? if it were possible to connect to another computer, would it be possible to use the second computer's hard drive to store and even work on projects after recording them on them on the laptop? if i did this, would the hardware drivers have to be installed on the second computer as well as on the laptop? or could i just have the drivers and the hardware installed on the laptop to record on its hardrive, then transfer projects to the other machine to work on them. my problem is the drivers for the firepod only work with windows XP and i'm stuck with 2000 on the second computer to which i'd be trying to connect the laptop. if i couldn't transfer projects as i've described, might i be able to transfer them directly from my laptop's firewire to the other computer; just unplug the firepod from the laptop and connect straight up to the second computer? this would be so i could store several projects and have them available to work on (on the second computer), but still be able to record stuff (on the laptop). i'm not sure if these are foolish questions, but i'm still getting the hang of this stuff with computers and firewire and everything. any help on any of these questions would be awesome. cheers.