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Tera firma

Tera firma

One of the secret rules of journalism is that if you see three references to something in a short enough period of time, it's officially a trend. So, quickly following in the footsteps of yoga and AO-rated video games comes the next must-have accessory: the 1-terabyte external FireWire drive.

Sure, they're still around $1,000, but prices should come tumbling down now that we've seen two of these megadrives pimped on mainstream tech sites in the last week. Both the Mercury Elite-AL Pro and the G-Tech G-Raid are modeled after the brushed-steel look of a Mac G5, but I'd hook them up to my Media Center PC any day, especially since my current obsession with digitizing my DVD collection has quickly filled up 450GB of space.