Chaining FW drives

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by tuartboy, Mar 22, 2006.

  1. tuartboy macrumors 6502a


    May 10, 2005
    I don't have a ridiculous amount of experience with external FW drives, so I have to ask:

    Is it possible to chain a FW400 connection with a FW800 connection? Does the Oxford 922 support that?

    Proposed setup:

    1. 12" PB with FW400 connects to FW400 port on external drive #1.
    2. FW800 port on external drive #1 connects to FW800 port on external drive #2.

    My Rosewill external only has 1 FW400 port as does my PB...
  2. Le Big Mac macrumors 68020

    Le Big Mac

    Jan 7, 2003
    Washington, DC
    Why not get an 800-400 connector and use teh Rosewill as last in teh chain?
  3. iPhil macrumors 68040



    The FW 800 drive will run @ 400MBps since the main fw card is 400MBps

    to get 800 speed: 800 to 800 via 9pin cord :eek:
  4. tuartboy thread starter macrumors 6502a


    May 10, 2005
    I have the PB and the first external drive. I bought a USB2.0/FW400/FW800 drive to futureproof a bit with the FW800. (Mac Pro?)

    I also want to buy another external drive, but I don't have another FW port (only one FW400 on the PB). The Drive does chain FW800 though, I know that.

    The enclosure I own:

    Edit: Yes, I know it won't run at full speed. It will provide a good upgrade path, however.

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