I've been using a laptop as my main "workstation" since 1995. In that time, I have seen numerous storage formats come and go. Some sparked wide adoption overnight, while others caught on slow but slowly built steam. Then there were those (Orb anyone?) which failed miserably.
Since 1998 I have been using external hard drives to backup a copy of my work (with a second copy on CD/DVD for safekeeping). Being a Mac user, I've relied solely on Firewire 400 drives, as even today they are cheaperthan their 800 counterparts and are more commonplace (have you ever seen FW800 on a PC?).
With Apple's switch from FW400 to USB2.0 as the interface for its iPod line, and the elimination of FW800 from all but the high-end MacBook Pro, I'm wondering whether it makes sense to invest in yet another FW400 drive, or if it would be better to go with a USB2.0 drive at this point?
Is there any advantage to FW400 anymore? And is there any advantage to these triple interface drives which feature FW400/FW800/USB 2.0?