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Old Nov 27, 2012, 11:39 PM   #1
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New iMac and FireWire Question

I currently have 4 FireWire drives daisy-chained to the FW800 port of an Early 2009 iMac. All works fine;

iMac <800 cable> Drive 1 <800 cable> Drive 2 <800 cable> Drive 3 <800 cable> Drive 4

I'm looking to order a new 27 inch iMac on Friday (fingers crossed), and wanted to know that with the Thunderbolt to Firewire cable (, would my current setup carry on working? As in, does the daisy-chain element still work with the Thunderbolt adapter at the top of the chain? Would the iMac still see 4 unique drives?

A related question, if this does work, am I going to see any impacts in transfer speeds?

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