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OrangeSVTguy
May 12, 2008, 03:35 PM
Just wondering this but are the firewire ports powered on the ibooks? I'm looking at an external hdd that can be powered from the firewire port. Or does my ibook need to use the USB for power?



bartelby
May 12, 2008, 03:37 PM
If it's a 6 pin FW (the big socket) then I'm pretty sure they're powered.

OrangeSVTguy
May 12, 2008, 03:41 PM
If it's a 6 pin FW (the big socket) then I'm pretty sure they're powered.

Thanks for the quick reply!
I do see 6 contact pins on the firewire port on the ibook so I guess that means they are powered. :)

Warbrain
May 12, 2008, 04:39 PM
They're powered. All 6-pin FW ports are powered.