External HD able to use PC/USB and Mac/FW SIMULTANEOUSLY?

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by belfast-biker, Feb 17, 2007.

  1. belfast-biker macrumors member

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    #1
    Hi, I want o get a MyBook external HD with both FW and USB2 conections, mainly for backup and TV programme storage. I want to backup from the Mac using FW, and from the PC using USB2. I don't mind the drive having separate partitions for Mac and PC. (Tried a search here, but no definite answer could I find.)

    1. Can I leave it plugged in to both machines?

    2. Will it give me simultanous access?

    3. What about simultaneous writes?


    Many thanks for your help!
     
  2. Faraday macrumors member

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    Melbourne Australia
    #2
    No, No and No

    You can only use one port at a time - ether Firewire, or USB.
     

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