Yeah. It only has space for one internal drive, so I opted for a 120GB SSD boot drive, and slide the 1TB external into a space in the laptop cooler beneath the laptop, so I can still pick the whole thing up and move it as one piece of equipment.
When I'm on the road, I have this setup ritual where I connect the USB hub, the laptop cooler, HDD inside the cooler, the mouse, the headphones, and the tether to my Droid so I get free internet. --
If we lose this freedom of ours, history will record with the greatest astonishment, those who had the most to lose, did the least to prevent its happening.