I was at microcenter today and they had an external firewire enclosure for only $30 so I went ahead and bought it (the others were $50 or more). I was pretty sure I had read that the VIA Mini-ITX boards could boot off of external firewire drives, but I'm afraid I must be mistaken because I can't get the bios to see the drive!! I did a on this site and on , but didn't find anything that specifically stated whether this was possible or not. Anyone here know if the VIA boards can boot off of firewire drives?? Windows sees the drive fine (both from recovery console and when connecting it to another system). Thanks!