Western Digital announced today an update to their Passport Studio line of external harddrives for the Mac that include a FireWire 800 connection for ultra-fast transfers. The drive still comes with the traditional USB connection, but the addition of the FireWire port should be a good thing for people who handle big files on a regular basis. Western Digital is catering this drive to digital video professionals and photographers mostly, but that’s not to say that you can’t transer other types of big files (say, full DVD rips in a flash).

Anyway, if you’re looking for a drive with FireWire support, you’ll probably want the biggest drive possible anyway, so the 500GB version is available now for $250. Not bad, not bad. I’d like one.