I have been to Avid and posted there with not much help other than to be told I need to get a fire wire external hard drive. The issue is I cannot record to the USB 2.0 1 TB external hard drive I have now. I can save to it but can use it to record to. I have to use the internal hard drive and designate it as the record hard drive. I am just checking here before going out and forking out $150.00 to $200.00 for either a 500GB or 1 TB, respectively, external hard drive with fire wire.