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Heart Break Kid
Apr 16, 2004, 05:23 AM
I recently purchased the 80GB Porsche external USB 2.0 HD from Lacie.

It's almost filled now. I want to purchase another one, but it will be a Firewire drive. But, I was wondering whether or not it would be possible to daisy chain 2 USB drives if I decided to buy a USB 2 drive rather then a FW drive?

Can it be done if I buy some sort of USB 2.0 hub?

CrackedButter
Apr 16, 2004, 05:52 AM
Yes

Danrose1977
Apr 16, 2004, 06:54 AM
How about bying a nice big 200Gb model and then flogging the 80Gb on ebay after copying your data across?

jxyama
Apr 16, 2004, 08:47 AM
I recently purchased the 80GB Porsche external USB 2.0 HD from Lacie.

It's almost filled now. I want to purchase another one, but it will be a Firewire drive. But, I was wondering whether or not it would be possible to daisy chain 2 USB drives if I decided to buy a USB 2 drive rather then a FW drive?

Can it be done if I buy some sort of USB 2.0 hub?

like crackedbutter said, yeah, you can chain usb 2 drives.

this is why harddrives having more than one port are nice. you don't need a hub to daisy chain.

Heart Break Kid
Apr 16, 2004, 12:57 PM
but the funny thing is...i have a usb hub...and when I plug my usb 2.0 HD into it...my mac doesnt recognize it!

i mean....the drive doesnt seem to want to mount

jxyama
Apr 16, 2004, 01:48 PM
is it a usb1 or usb2 hub?

what is your Mac? does it have usb2 ports?

part of the problem might be the power being drawn by devices...

Heart Break Kid
Apr 18, 2004, 11:07 AM
my mac is a 17" Rev A PB

and it has USB 2.0 ports

and the harddrive is a usb 2.0

the hub is usb 1.1 though