I have a laptop with pentium class M processor, but I cant use the integral drive as its too small. So off I wnet and got an external 1394 firewire drive - seagate 160gig firewire drive and a PCMCIA Dual firewire card. So I plug the PCMCI~A in and the Sony DCr TRV355E Digital camcorder goes in the first 4 pin firewire port, I then hang the external drive off the USB2 port on the laptop. I set up a capture to write straight to a folder on the external drive - check the scratch disks confirm this and hit capture. after some 3 mins the capture window freezes and the program goes not responding. The camcorder is still playing back fine. I then have to reboot the PC to free the application for use again. powersave is off, no screen savers or anything. the camcorder is pwoered by mains. I have tried the external drive off both the USB on the laptop and the firewire on the PCMCIA and this still happens. However if I write straight to the laptop hard drive - it seems to work.... Can anyone point me in the right direction here please ? is it not possible to use premier with an ext IEEE1394 drive ?