External Drive Recommendations for iMovie '09 and iMac Intel Core Duo

I just got a new iMac Intel Core Duo, and loading up on 4 gig of Ram. Going to get an external drive to house video footage, and wondering if this model might be ok. I understand firewire is usually better than usb drives, but am looking at one that is USB 2.0 with of speeds up to 480 Mbps and transfer rates up to 1.5 Gbps. Claims it's almost twice as fast as FireWire 800.
Would this work well for iMovie, editing HD footage?
Thanks in advance for your replies.

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