Daisy Chaining FW Devices + iSight

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by randas, Dec 29, 2005.

  1. randas macrumors member

    randas

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    Ok connected to my only FW port is my lacie D2 160gb HD and connected to that is my lacie D2 DVD Burner. My Question is; could I attach an iSight to the DVD Burner? (The ports are there for daisy chaining) Just want to make sure because I know with some devices your suposed to connect them directally to the computer (no dasy chaining). I tried to find an answer on apple's site but I found nothing.

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  2. PlaceofDis macrumors Core

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    it does work. but can cause your system to be unstable at times. i've done it with my FW hard drive, and the system has locked up on occasion from using it. so its worth a try. wont hurt the camera at all i don't think. not that i have seen any problems with mine at all.
     
  3. randas thread starter macrumors member

    randas

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    This is Under 10.4?
     
  4. ITASOR macrumors 601

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    I daisy chain my iSight sometimes and it works fine for me. I'm doing it through a FW 400 HD.
     
  5. PlaceofDis macrumors Core

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    yes.
     
  6. superwoman macrumors regular

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    If I'm not wrong, Firewire is designed to be daisy-chained. A FW device can address another device directly without going through a hub or host, unlike USB. As you noted, the ports are there to be daisy-chained, and there is certainly more than enough bandwidth. Personally, I've daisy-chained a harddrive and a DV camera, capturing the DV footage directly onto the FW harddrives. Works like a charm.
     
  7. randas thread starter macrumors member

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    Ok, I guess i'm wrong. Although I could have sworn that I read in a manual for a DV cam or an iPod that you werent supposed to daisy chain the device.
     
  8. grapes911 Moderator emeritus

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    I'd consider that a poorly made device. One of the greatest advantages of FW over other technologies is it's ability to chain. I'd be very upset if I had a device that couldn't comply with this part of the standard.
     

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