My Mac mini has 1 FireWire and 1 thunderbolt port.
Currently, I am deciding on which interface to buy.....probably MOTU, a FireWire or thunderbolt version?

What would be the most efficient way of using these ports.
I'm thinking maybe, thunderbolt for connecting interface and Mac .
What would the FireWire port be then useful for.
I intend using an external drive for saving projects...I imagine this would connect with USB3.

Monitor hookup would be HDMI I I thinking along the right lines?

I wish there was a book that covers this stuff

Thanks, Rob